This Baby Orangutan Spent The Beginning Of Her Life In Chains. Now, Watch Her Get A Taste Of The Good Life!Ashley Maisano
Palm oil farmers in Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan in Indonesia, found a baby orangutan and chained her to a door. She was only a year and a half old and had spent six months of that time scared, malnourished and in chains. (Palm oil is produced on large plantations of oil palm trees. When the farmers grow this plants, they clear large areas of forest, which jeopardizes the habitat of wildlife such as orangutans, rhinos and tigers.) The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, an organization that works to rehabilitate orangutans who’ve lost their homes due to these farmers, came to save this poor baby.
“The worker who was caring for her said he found her in a small forest area behind the nursery,” the organization wrote on their website. “We know that an orangutan mother would never leave her baby alone, and we have no doubt that her mother must have been killed.” She has been with the BOS Foundation for just a few days now but has already starting showing signs of improvement. They named her Kejora and have been showering her with love. Her appetite has been good and she already looks less malnourished. The organization added: “the trauma that we previously saw etched on her tiny face has dissipated…We can never replace her mother, but we do promise to do our utmost in providing her with all the love, care and support she will need over the coming months and years.”
Watch how adorable she is in the video below: