Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Dec 12, 2013

Sun bear rescued from a snare

The team check the bear's paw for injuries
The team check the bear's paw for injuries

*** NEWS JUST IN FROM THE FIELD ***

The team in Sumatra have just been involved in the rescue of a female sun bear from a snare in village farmlands. Farmers sometimes set snares to catch wild pigs that damage their crops, but this snare caught a usually-elsuive sun bear which had wandered out of the forest.

The team gave the bear a thorough health check in the field and decided that she was healthy enough to be released straight back into the forest - where possible, this is often the best option, and animals would only be brought to a rescue centre if they had injuries which would make it dangerous for them to be released straight back to the wild. 

Please share this project with your networks, or make a donation to the rescue team today, to help them continue to be able to help animals in danger.

A thorough health check before being released
A thorough health check before being released
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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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Lucy Radford
Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
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