This Orangutan Spent Two Heartbreaking Years Chained To A Tree. Watch As Her Chains Are Cut Off And She Is FreedAshley Maisano
The way Japik has lived for the past two years is totally bone-chilling. This poor orangutan was taken from the depleted wild forests of Borneo, Indonesia and chained to a tree. All she had to sit on was a plank of wood, which was difficult to balance on; and the only shelter she had was an old jacket to sit under. Eventually, her owner called International Animal Rescue for help. When they arrived, they found Japik, shivering and cold; it was raining and the water had soaked right through the jacket.
The rescuers immediately cut the chains off of her, which probably felt like the biggest relief, considering they were tightly around her next for so long. They gave her medical checkups and she began to show positive signs of recovery. She is being cared for at their orangutan rescue and rehabilitation center in West Borneo while she recovers. Once she is fully healthy, they plan to release her back into the wild.
Here is Japik’s chains being cut off for the first time in two years: