Baby orangutan rescued after nearly two years in captivity, clings to rescuer
Features Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | September 7, 2014 | 10:19 am IST A baby orangutan was released from captivity in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. After being rescued, the orangutan clung to her rescuer. The abandoned orangutan was found by a farmer who took her in as a pet. According to a report uploaded by Barcoft TV on YouTube, the villager who took in the orangutan meant well. However, he ended up feeding her the wrong food, like tofu and rice, since he did not have any knowledge about how to care for an orangutan and also kept her tied up. This led to the orangutan suffering from malnutrition. Later the villager understood that he could not take care of the orangutan. The animal was rescued nearly two years later andtaken to the Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre where she is being quarantined and taken care of. She will be shifted to the Centre's Orangutan baby school after two months. Watch Barcoft TV's video here:
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