Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A not uncommon sight in Indonesia.

The person who had "Kerrie" knew it was wrong and illegal to keep a baby orangutan, but he could not resist the temptation to buy and bring it home for his son. Neither would have given any thought to how the mother was killed or how they would take care of the baby. As wrong as it was, these are really not bad people. Far worse are those who log the forests and kill orangutans. This father made a wrong decision based on ignorance and was given a warning by the Forestry officials. Incidentally, the wife would not go near the baby orangutan.