Orangutan Sees Man And Helps Him Out Of Snake-Infested Water
ORANGUTAN HELPS MAN – It has been highly debated that man had evolved from apes. But, whatever the case may be, we cannot deny the intelligence of these species.
Not only are apes intelligent, but they also show compassion and empathy towards each other and other species as well.
Recently, an amateur photographer, Anli Prabhakar captured an incredible moment where one of the most critically endangered apes, the orangutan, offered a helping hand to a man stuck inside snake-infested waters.
According to an article from ABS-CBN, Prabhakar was on a safari with his friends at a conservation forest run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). This was where the moment was captured.
In a statement he made to CNN, he said there were reports of snakes in that area. This led the warden to come over and clear out the snakes.
As per the article, the warden went into the waters while clearing the snakes and the orangutan came close to him. Afterward, he extended his hand and offered the warden help.
Venomous snakes are predators of Borneo’s orangutans. Aside from this, they are under threat from habitat loss and poaching, and even forest fires.
Prabhakar, who is also a geologist stated that snakes are one of their biggest enemies. However, Prabhakar stated that the warden moved away from the ape and climbed out of the water.
He then asked the warden why he moved away. The warden explained that the orangutans are completely wild and he couldn’t know for sure how it would react.
The orangutan is Asia’s only great ape. Most of their population can be seen in Borneo, Sumatra, and Indonesia. It has been estimated that their population has decreased by more than 80%.
They reproduce very slowly. A female would only give birth every six to eight years. That is why species like this must be protected and conserved.
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