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
Jun 23, 2015

Mother and baby orangutans evacuated to safety

The mother orangutan is checked by the vet
The mother orangutan is checked by the vet

On Saturday, a villager from Halaban village called the HOCRU team to report a female orangutan with her young baby roaming in a mixed rubber and oil palm plantation. Soon after arriving at the scene, the team found the orangutans isolated in the farmlands.  After more than 5 hours of following the mother orangutan, waiting for her to move into a safe position, they managed to tranquillise her and bring her and her baby down onto the net safely. After a thorough health check, the orangutans were found healthy and had no injuries. The mother is thought to be around 30 years old, and he4r baby around 2 years old.

Both orangutans were released safely into the Leuser Ecosystem in the early evening on the same day.   
Thank you for enabling this vital work to continue. Thanks to your support, these two orangutans, along with more than 60 others so far this year, have a second chance at life in the wild. 
We are working hard to ensure that the precious forests of the Leuser Ecosystem are kept safe, so that Sumatran orangutans have secure habitat in which to roam.
The baby orangutan clings to her mother
The baby orangutan clings to her mother
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Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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