20 Apr '12, 5am

Miracle Rescue Of Orangutan Caught In Snare (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

Miracle Rescue Of Orangutan Caught In Snare (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

An orangutan, now called Pelangsi, is lucky to be alive. The young male was close to death when a team from International Animal Rescue cut him loose from a snare that kept him a prisoner without food or water for 10 days. Pelangsi is the latest victim of the palm oil industry in Indonesia. The IAR team, headed by veterinary director Karmele Llano Sanchez, sedated the orangutan, gave him fluids for severe hydration and carried him back to their clinic in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He was in critical condition for the first 48 hours with an infection called septicemia, as a result of injuries to the animal’s right hand. The snare had caught hold of Pelangsi’s hand and he gnawed on it during the ordeal, trying to set himself free. “Pelangsi’s story is a graphic illustration of the fate of countless orangutans that are left homeless and hungry when the forest is cu...

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