Orangutan News: Starving Orangutan Rescued From Cage


By Jack Phillips for Epoch Times

A 20-year-old orangutan that was locked inside a tiny cage has been rescued in Indonesia.

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) said it found the animal in north Sumatra. It has been held in an iron cage in a villager’s backyard, reported MailOnline.

The ape was anesthetized via a blow-dart tranquilizer and was treated by veterinarians before it was taken away to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, the report said. The orangutan will be quarantined for a period of time before it regains its health. Officials aren’t sure how long it had been caged.

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of Epoch Times 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 and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.


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