Orangutan News: Orangutan Shot in Palm Oil Plantation Rescued by OIC

photo of rescued orangutan courtesy of Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS)

from the Dodo

A 30-year-old orangutan was weak and could hardly see when she was found on a palm oil plantation in North Sumatra Indonesia, desperate for help.

What she endured can only be deduced from her wounds: Rescuers found air rifle bullets in her face. One had even lodged in her eye, causing partial blindness.

But she was determined to survive, despite what must have been a horrifying seven days, or even longer, during which she was isolated on the plantation.

Rescuers from the Orangutan Information Center (OIC), along with local park officers, found her malnourished and scared. Still, she was determined to get back to the forest as soon as she could.

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of the Dodo and can be read in its entirety here.

The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to be able to help support the work of the Orangutan Information Centre in Sumatra.

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