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.
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