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Scorpion and Partners Rescue an Injured Orangutan Baby in Sumatra (January 6, 2017)
Posted on 14:01 January 06th, 2017

The Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group and the Wildlife Authority (BBKSDA) in North Sumatra rescue an injured orangutan baby from Jl. Patumbak-Telunkenas Pasar VII, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra this morning (Friday, 6th of January 2017).

The owner, Mr. Sembiring, told Scorpion Investigator that this orangutan was captured in the forest near Lau Juhar I village in Dairi, North Sumatra four months ago and later handed it over to Mr. Sembiring who kept this rare animal in Patumbak before taken by BBKSDA and Scorpion. However, other source said, the orangutan was captured in Aceh Barat Daya.

This female baby orangutan (named Tesi, about one year old), is injured on her head, therefore, BBKSDA invited veterinary doctor of Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari to accompany the confiscation team.

The Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group and the BBKSDA have carried out a join monitoring of illegal rare animal petting in Medan and in its surrounding areas for the last two days. Apart from the baby orangutan, some other rare animals were also found yesterday, but further investigation was still needed.


Tesi in her cage in Patumbak, Deli Serdang. (Photo: Scorpion)

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