This little baby orangutan was rescued from a cage by International Animal Rescue and went from not being able to walk or even sit up, to doing orangutan things like swinging around and making friends.
“Budi” as he is known, is one of just many orangutans rescued by IAR. This is Gito, who was “nearly mummified” when he was found in a urine soaked cardboard box. He’s now swinging around and on the road to a full recovery. All together now: awww.
Gito, the baby #orangutan left to die in a urine-soaked cardboard box in #Borneo, is now strong and healthy enough to attend pre-school at the orangutan centre where he is undergoing rehabilitation. ❤️ #Gito, who was described by the team at #InternationalAnimalRescue (IAR) as “corpse-like and almost mummified” when he was found, is shown in a new video swinging happily and confidently on a climbing frame with other orphaned baby orangutans. He is completely unrecognisable as the mange-ridden creature whose life was hanging in the balance when he first arrived at IAR’s clinic some three months ago. During his time in quarantine, Gito has developed sufficient #strength in his arms and legs to climb and swing like any other young orangutan his age. As he is still less than a year old, he has just joined pre-school, a new section set up by the team at the IAR centre to cater for the many small babies that have recently been rescued.