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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Amazing Recovery Of Gito The Baby Orangutan After Being Rescued From Car...

baby orangutan left in a filthy cardboard box in the sun in Borneo is
showing further strong signs of recovery two months after being saved by

Rescuers said the baby ape's appearance is now 'beyond recognition' after he was found.

baby, who officials named Gito, was found in the village of Hamlet Giet
in Simpang Hulu district, 105 miles from the orangutan rehabilitation
base in West Borneo.

Dehydrated and malnourished after being fed
entirely on condensed milk, Gito was taken to the International Animal
Rescue (IAR) clinic by motorbike in an arduous nine-hour journey.

a medical check, Gito was feverish, with stiff hands and feet. He was
unable to sit up on his own, suffering from diarrhoea and from sarcoptic
mange - a highly contagious skin disease.

To help relieve him,
coconut oil was massaged into Gito to soothe and soften his itchy skin.
And he was placed on a drip to help rehydrate him.

Less than two
months later, East Sussex-based IAR said Gito is looking 'healthy, happy
and alert' - and is even sporting two front teeth.

Alan Knight, chief executive at IAR, said:
'Considering the condition little Gito was in when he was rescued, his recovery has been remarkable.'

the team at our centre in Ketapang are experts at caring for sick and
injured orangutans and have been hugely successful at saving a number of
seemingly hopeless cases.'

Although Gito is not as hairy as he
should be, his skin is smooth and supple and there are good signs that
his coat is growing, IAR rescuers said.

Vets and carers are
working round the clock to save other orphaned orangutans who have
become victims of deforestation and recent devastating forest fires.

Mr Knight added:
weeks now our rescue team have been risking their lives to save
orangutans caught up in the fires in Borneo and there are likely to be
more babies orphaned and captured in the weeks ahead.

'During the
past two months the team has rescued 20 orangutans, some of them
mothers with babies or pregnant females, and they have all been
successfully moved and released into safe areas of forest.'

Now that his health is improving, IAR has added Gito to a list of orangutans available for 'virtual adoption' via its website.

raised through the adoption scheme will help cover the cost of caring
and rehabilitating all the orang-utans at IAR's clinic in Ketapang.

You can help here: http://www.internationalanimalrescue....

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