Orangutan Fights Back Against Excavator Destroying His Home,Heartbreaking


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Here at Animals Being Cute, we care about all the animals. It doesn’t matter; wild or domestic, we care about an animal’s survival and its quality of life. However, we also know that you all care about this, as well. What’s happening to our planet, and the wild animals that live here devastates most of us. Daily, we watch corporations cut down our forests and pollute our waterways. For many years, money has been more important than wildlife. Well, in Indonesia, this orangutan started fighting back, and it’s absolutely heartbreaking to witness.

DESTRUCTION

Sadly, the large corporations that destroy the land pay no attention to the damage that they cause. Corporations ignore all the suffering and destruction because the only thing they care about is the almighty dollar. Nowadays, the ecosystem is entirely out of balance, and the land is eroding.

Sadly, animals by the thousands, like our orangutan, are losing their homes.

orangutan deforestation photo
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Our story takes place in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. There, an orangutan who had enough, and tried to stop an excavator from tearing down his home. You see, in the past 20 years, these machines decimated his forest — it was time to fight back.

THE FIGHT

In the video, which is not very long and posted at the bottom, you can see the orangutan enter the screen. He quickly scrambles across a downed tree, very clearly on a mission.

orangutan running across fallen tree
Image Screenshot from International Animal Rescue via Facebook

Just as the orangutan approaches the bucket of the excavator, though, he falls off his log.

orangutan falling off tree
Image Screenshot from International Animal Rescue via Facebook

Luckily, you can hear the workers in the video yelling to the operator to shut down the machine. Additionally, in this case, an organization called Internation Animal Rescue (IAR) stepped in and took the brave orangutan to safety.

International Animal Rescue

The sad reality, though, is that in most cases these animals do not survive. Right now in Indonesia, these incidents are occurring with much more frequency, unfortunately.

orangutan carried on the back of rescuer
Image from International Animal Rescue via Facebook

“Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed, and orangutans are left to starve and die,” wrote IAR.

IAR is fighting back, but it’s a tall order. We know very well how difficult stopping an evil corporation can be.

orangutan chained in a box
Image Screenshot from International Animal Rescue via Facebook

”Sungai Putri is home to one of the largest populations in the world, and we are at a critical point for the Bornean orangutan because without forests like this, they can’t survive,” said Karmele Llano Sanchez, program director of IAR in Indonesia.

In short, they need our help. Luckily, there’s something you can do to help. Please click here to donate if you can. Additionally, you can also help by sharing this video and spreading the word. Watch the heartbreaking video below.

Shocking Footage Shows An Orangutan Seeking Refuge From Bulldozer

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAYThis dramatic footage shows the devastating impact deforestation is having on precious orangutan habitat. This desperate orangutan is frantically seeking refuge from the destructive power of the bulldozer; a machine that has already decimated everything else around him. Despite all the obstacles thrown at them, our team were able to rescue this orangutan and bring him to safety. Unfortunately, scenes like this are becoming more and more frequent in Indonesia. Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed and orangutans are left to starve and die.We need to ACT NOW. This World Environment Day, plant a tree and help us rebuild and protect precious orangutan habitat. The situation is critical, and we are running out of time. PLANT A TREE TODAY: https://internationalanimalrescue.org/plant-tree?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=World_Environment_Day_2018&utm_content=videoPlease share this post far and wide. Thank you.

Posted by International Animal Rescue on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

 

Featured Image from International Animal Rescue via Facebook

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Tammie

Tammie has loved animals since she was a child. She was always bringing home strays to rescue and care for them. Her love for our furry friends has carried over into her work as a writer and one of her favorite parts of every day is when she gets to write about these delightful creatures.

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