Orangutan News: Dedicated SOCP Rescuers Help Save Orangutan With Surgery Team at OIC

The teams at SOCP and OIC performing surgery on Asha

Some great news to start the new year!  The teams at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) and the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) have once again combined their energies to save yet another orangutan – this one through a rescue effort and emergency surgery.

from One Green Planet

An orangutan named Asha was recently taken in by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in dire condition. She suffered from serious fractures and required urgent medical help to save her life. Luckily, the orangutan underwent bone surgery in Batu Mbelin, North Sumatra – and now, thanks to the intervention and the intensive care she received, she is beginning her healing process.

Asha’s injuries included a serious fracture on her right arm and on her left wrist.  Her surgery was a very long and challenging one – it took six hours and required a team of highly skilled professionals.

Fortunately, the operation was fully successful – and now, Asha and her caretakers are hoping for a full recovery!

Asha on the road to full recovery

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of One Green Planet and can be viewed in its entirety here.

The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to be able to help support the work of SOCP and OIC.

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