A Forest Fire Forced These Starving Orangutans To Flee Their Home. After Some TLC, Look At Them Now!
Volunteers from International Animal Rescue came to rescue a mother orangutan in Indonesia who was on the brink of death. She was completely emaciated and wouldn’t have survived much longer. She also had her baby clinging to her. They were victims of a fire that spread through parts of Gunung Palung National Park, which forced them to flee in search of food and shelter. Despite being so skinny and weak, the mother was still very determined to protect her baby.
They rescued the 20-year-old mother and her baby, who was thought to be between two and three years old, and brought them back to their rehab center. The mama was so malnourished that she stopped producing milk for her baby. Once they were healthy enough again to be on their own, the veterinarian team brought them three hours deep into the Indonesian forest to release them. Watch their journey in the video below: