Face to face with the bully dozer
Luckily for this brave one, the International Animal Rescue (IAR) was nearby to help relocate this courageous animal to safe, protected territory within the forest.
Unfortunately scenes just as this one, have become more and more frequent in the same area. The Sungai Putri Forest is one of the last homes left for the Bornean orangutans that live in the wild.
Since the 70's, this species of orangutans has lost over half of their natural habitat due to logging operations. Some crews will even go as far as to shoot the apes if they attempt to return to where they've set up camp.
Tumbling below into it's destroyed home
The IAR shared,
“Habitat destruction forces orangutans to enter neighboring plantations and farms looking for food, and this frequently leads to conflict with humans.”
“Sungai Putri is home to one of the largest populations in the world, and we are at a critical point for the Bornean orangutan, without forests like this they can’t survive.”
Watch the startling footage below.