Sadness As An Orangutan Tries To Fight The Bulldozer Destroying Its Habitat

Footage recently released by International Animal Rescue, shows harrowing footage of an orangutan trying to fight off a bulldozer destroying its habitat.

As loggers smash the base of a tree in the Ketapang District, West Borneo, heart-breaking video shows one of the great apes perched in the tree’s canopy as it falls to the floor.

In the footage - originally shot in 2013 but only released publicly now - the orangutan is clinging on as it slowly topples to the ground, the orangutan starts making its way down the trunk.

As two members of IAR's Orangutan Protection Unit try to dart and carry the animal to safety, the dismayed ape reaches out and momentarily grabs on to the maleficent machine causing it to pull away.

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+9 1. Judge-Jake commented 306 days ago

Absolutely tragic and heart breaking, what are we doing to our wildlife. :(
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+5 2. woodhatch commented 306 days ago

So sad. And to see the loggers attack back with the bulldozer is sickening. No mention whether these are illegal loggers or why it was necessary to cut these trees down. We are destroying our planet and wildlife. It needs to stop.
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+3 3. captain_obvious commented 305 days ago

humanity at its finest...
that animal can rip your limps off with little effort. how greedy can we human get?!
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+1 4. thundersnow commented 304 days ago

I see what this is about...cannot even watch sick of the greedy human race! :(
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0 5. thefox commented 301 days ago

I felt like that guy a couple of years ago when the powers that be decided to level some green belt land not far from my country estate ( ;) ) and build yet another colossal retail park. :|