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A Wild Orangutan Who Lost His Hand to a Snare Is Returned to the Wild (VIDEO)

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, snares )

- 1472 days ago -
The video is heartbreaking, as IAR staff arrive at the scene. Pelangsi's right hand has been trapped for at least a week, maybe even 10 days. Thus, he has not eaten or drunk anything for that period of time.

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Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:46 am
The poor thing! So glad he was rescued and released. LOVE the happy endings! Thanks Cher

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:47 am
If only all people would care, things like what happened to this animal would not happen.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:52 am
snares+all traps should be banned--why are they allowed. The animals suffer so much+often take day to die in agonizing pain. Hopefully this lucky guy won't come across another. Thanks

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 10:21 am
very touching

Jav R (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 10:55 am
Tristemente no todas las historias tienen final feliz. Gracias por publicar.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 10:57 am
Poor creature, heartbreaking........

Frances Darcy (133)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:28 am

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Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:14 pm
Couldn't watch the whole video, but, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 4:11 pm
Wonderful thank you Cher

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 5:51 pm
Rescue of Pelangsi, an 11-year-old Orangutan who got caught in a snare. Orangutans are rapidly disappearing because of human actions: Deforestation, the Illegal Wildlife Pet Trade, & poachers are wiping out the Endangered Species. So, it is sad to see so many Orangutans, like Pelangsi, injured, trapped, or worse, dead because of us.
In the past 20 years, humans have destroyed around 80% of Orangutan Habitat!!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 7:40 pm

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Catrin S (48)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:58 am
A happy ending but it is so sad that the animals had to endure this in the first place !

Julie C (29)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 10:49 am

Laura Menighetti (19)
Saturday June 14, 2014, 3:19 pm
Noted. Thanks!!!
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