31 Dec '15, 12am

Baby Orangutan Abandoned to Die is Now Thriving at Preschool

Baby Orangutan Abandoned to Die is Now Thriving at Preschool

Earlier this fall we heard a heartbreaking story about Gito , a baby orangutan who was left for dead inside a cardboard box. His rescuers thought they were too late to save him, but in the latest update about him they share he’s making a miraculous recovery. Gito had been kept as a pet in a village in Western Borneo before being abandoned. According to the International Animal Rescue (IAR), which is responsible for saving him, his mother was likely killed before he was stolen and sold. When IAR’s rescue team found him , he was dehydrated, malnourished, soaked in urine and suffering from sarcoptic mange. The team said he looked like a “mummified” corpse inside the box and thought they were too late to help. After a few weeks of intensive care at IAR’s Rehabilitation Centre in Ketapang, West Borneo, Gito looks like an entirely new baby. Little Gito is showing amazing signs o...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/baby-orangutan-abandoned-to-d...

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