Baby Orangutan and Mother Saved From Near-Death Human Encounter

Published 5 May 2018, 12:06 BST
Baby Orangutan and Mother Saved From Near-Death Human Encounter

Rescuers relocate an orangutan mum and baby in the Ketapang district of Indonesian Borneo. The relocation was done for the primates’ own safety. Human conflict with orangutans has increased drastically in recent years.

Deforestation has forced orangutans to search for food on local farms and plantations. Some farmers protecting their land have intentionally killed the island’s endangered species. The mother and her baby were rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

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