Thursday, 12 June 2008

Orangutan hell

This is one of two young-adult orangutans discovered
by Centre for Orangutan Protection investigators. Both orangutans are held illegally by a businessman. One is named Lupus, a male of about 9 years old, and the other one has been named Lupis - a female estimated to be 14 years old.

Apart from being restrained by heavy chains these orangutans have no protection from either the blisteringly hot sun or torrential rain - it's either one or the other in Borneo.

I am unable to go into more details for the moment, but the authorities are now aware of these orangutans and they will help COP rescue them just as soon as a place can be found for them in a rescue centre. We will update you on this serious situation as soon as we can.