Orang-utan Desperately Clings To Last Tree Standing After Her Home Was Destroyed

Orangutan in tree
IAR

Stranded, with nothing to do but cling on to the only tree left, this orang-utan was left to starve and die. Fortunately, International Animal Rescue did what they do best and a team reached her just in time. They were able to translocate her to safety (this took place back in 2013).

orang-utan stuck in tree
IAR

‘We are the last and only hope for orang-utans in West Kalimantan, and the rainforest continues to be destroyed at an alarming rate. We are busier than ever before, desperately working to protect the forest that still remains, ‘ wrote IAR on Facebook. 

Today, on Earth Day, we remember all the orangutans that have been left to starve and die.

The poignant video below was taken in 2013, it shows an orangutan desperately clinging to the last tree standing after her forest home was destroyed. Thankfully, our team reached this orangutan just in time and were able to translocate her to safety.

We are the last and only hope for orangutans in West Kalimantan, and the rainforest continues to be destroyed at an alarming rate. We are busier than ever before, desperately working to protect the forest that still remains.

This Earth belongs to us all, we must protect and cherish it, before it is too late.

Please share this video to raise awareness and join our fight to save these amazing animals. Thank you.

Posted by International Animal Rescue on Friday, 22 April 2016

Due to industries such as palm oil, this is an all to common occurrence. Thanks to IAR many oran-utans like this one have been given a second chance at life. To help them you can make a donation here.