Today at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) we conduct medical check to a critical orangutan named “Hope” after a tragic rescue by the team of Orangutan Information Centre and BKSDA Aceh from Subulussalam city – Aceh Province.
From the medical check, sadly we found 74 air riffle bullets on her body. The more heartbreaking it made her eyes damaged and totally blind. Some serious bone fracture also found in all hands and legs.
According to our vet, ‘Hope” will need a long time care and treatment. Especially for her mental rehabilitation since we know this adult female orangutan just lost her little baby when still do breast feeding. Unfortunately the baby took his last breath on the way to the quarantine center yesterday, due to serious traumatic and malnourished condition.
Now ‘Hope’ is still under the care of our Vet team in the isolation area. Hopefully Hope will get better soon. Stay updated with us!
I realise that palm oil is in sooo much of what we consume, but we have to make a stand for these apes, PLEASE say NO to palm oil or at the very least go for ‘sustainable’ in the hope that it actually is