- Title: Mother and baby orangutans relocated from Indonesia forest fire
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: EAST KOTA WARINGIN, CENTRAL KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) SMOKE BILLOWING FROM FOREST VARIOUS OF BURNING BUSHES VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS SPRAYING WATER ON FIRE WITH HOSE SMOKE RISING FROM BURNT GROUND KAMPAR, RIAU PROVINCE, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) HELICOPTER SPRAYING WATER ON BURNING FOREST VARIOUS OF SMOG BILLOWING FROM BUSHES
- Embargoed: 28th October 2019 05:43
- Keywords: Indonesia orangutan rescue release smog forest fire
- Location: KETAPANG, EAST KOTA WARINGIN, KAMPAR, INDONESIA
- City: KETAPANG, EAST KOTA WARINGIN, KAMPAR, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA002B12HMX3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Two orangutans, a mother and baby, were rescued by environmentalists after their habitat was destroyed by forest fires in Indonesia's Kalimantan province, and relocated to a healthy patch of forest on the same day.
The pair, estimated to be a 20-year-old and an eight-month-old, had fled to a nearby village after their habitat was burnt, International Animal Rescue (IAR) said.
IAR said the mother and baby orangutans were 'skinny and dehydrated' when they were found and after they were given treatment, they were deemed fit to be relocated on the same day.
Raging fires caused by slash-and-burn farming practices had burnt more than 320,000 hectares (790,000 acres) of forest from January to August this year, authorities said. Some orangutans were suffering from respiratory problems caused by smoke from the fires, deemed to be the worst Indonesia has seen since 2015.
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