Much has been written about the plight of orangutans clinging to life in the dwindling forests of Indonesia. But where words fail, a single image can say so much.
Volunteers from International Animal Rescue (IAR) have been working on the ground in Borneo to save the lives of animals affected by a massive wildfire ravaging the island’s forests. The group recently came to the rescue of a desperate orangutan and her baby — victims not only of the blaze, but of human cruelty as well.
“They were forced out of their forest home as a result of the fires and ended up in a village. The villagers were frightened and threw things at the terrified mother before attempting to capture and tie her up,” IAR wrote in a post online. “Fortunately our team got to her just in time.”https://www.thedodo.com/orangutan-with-baby-rescue-photo-1442053034.html