Starving mother and baby orangutan have been saved from malnutrition and death by the International Animal Rescue team in Malaysia. They were both found in the burnt forests of Borneo and have now been released back to their wild home.
The villagers in Semanai, Simpang Tiga contacted the rescue team when they noticed that the animals were eating their crops. The situation was too bad that the mother, “Mama Nam”, was unable to produce milk for her child.
At the time of their capture, “Mama Nam” was already very thin but still resolute in saving her child, “Baby Nam” that it took the rescue team up to three attempts to bring her down from the tree where she lived with her daughter.