In March, we reported how a Russian tourist was caught trying to smuggle an orangutan out of Bali - hidden in his luggage. Illegal Pet Trade. Poachers Kill Orangutan Mothers So They Can Sell Their Babies As Pets by : Julia Banim on : 02 May 2019 21:05 Baby orangutan rescued from family who kept him in a cage. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Two baby orangutans found in duffel bags belonging to black market traffickers, Cops hold a baby ape found in the luggage of a Russian at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, This three-year-old was found living as a pet in a cage at the home of an Indonesian cop and his wife, The moment the wife of a tearful Indonesian cop hands over her 'baby' Bom Bom to wildlife experts, The orangutan is still the most traded primate in the world with an estimated 4,000 trapped and sold off every year, This orangutan was discovered drugged in a rattan basket, shoved inside a suitcase, Many of the baby orangutans are taken from their mothers when just a few months old, A tranquillised Sumatran orangutan as it's being prepared to be released into the wild, caught trying to smuggle an orangutan out of Bali, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). var span = document.getElementById('enkoder_0_414162382'); span.parentNode.removeChild(span); The centers caring for the orphaned orangutans need support. If you would like the images in higher resolution, please contact us. The pictures alone will tell the whole story! Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate not only human mothers — but orangutan mothers, too! This horrible news is coming out of the Indonesian island of Sumatra where mother orangutan is being murdered for their children to be sold. 'The adults are killed while the babies are torn from their dying mothers and sold into a life of misery as someone’s pet.' Baby Gerhana [guhr-HAH-nuh] and his mother snuggled together each night in a nest high in the trees. They can be temporary or permanent. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), https://www.facebook.com/fund/OrangutanOutreach/. A group of orangutans was chased by workers from the plantation. A female orangutan and her infant have suffered unspeakable cruelty at the hands of villagers in a remote part of Borneo after straying there in search of food. "The vast majority of traded orangutans fall victim to cruelty and abuse, as their owners try to make them perform before crowds or behave like a pet. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan have been identified as the main hubs for the import of orangutans, but Europe and Middle East are also big markets. event, we ask that you please mention Orangutan Outreach and encourage your visitors to go to our website to learn more about orangutans and what can be done to help them. Manisha and Meteor are a shining example of the perfect orangutan mother-child relationship! The M.O.M. If not, they often die in the wildfires that deforestation can cause. Orphan orangutans therefore likely had to watch their mothers be killed for palm oil and the illegal pet trade. 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