The Binjai Resort Police of North Sumatra and the Wildlife Authority (BBKSDA-SU) arrested three orangutan traders on Monday night (31/1). The orangutan-A five year old male - was confiscated and now under the care of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in Batu Mbelin, Sibolangit.
The police is still investigating the role of the three perpetrators including the possibility of other actors involved in this illegal wildlife trade .
This orangutan is a victim of illegal wildlife trade. (Photo: BBKSDA-SU)
After the confiscation by the BBKSDA-SU and police, this orangutan is now under the care of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in its quarantine in Batu Mbelin, Sibolagit. (Photo: Ant.)