moutain gorilla holidays PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING BY IAN WOOD

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:24

Orangutan release

Today I've been working with the veterinary team of the Orangutan Foundation UK who have successfully released another orangutan into Lamandau wildlife reserve in Borneo. This area of forest has been a release site for some years now with hundreds of orangutans rehabilitated there. Just three weeks ago this seven year old female orangutan was found tied up in an oil palm plantation. The way the older female orangutan in the video comes to help her when she's finally released was so touching. She will now be monitored by field staff to check that she is thriving in her new found freedom.

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