The animal would probably die slowly in this area if the inhabitants did not notify the emergency services.
In 2016, word of the little orangutan named Bonika spread to many social media sites and newspapers and caught the attention of many people. The little orangutan that belonged to the wild world was suddenly locked in a very narrow space, even forced to die if he wanted to find a way to escape.
According to local media reports, in early June 2016, Bonika was found in a rubber plantation in Sandai Town, Ketapang District, Kalimantan Barat Province, Indonesia. This man brought the animal home but didn’t know what to do with it, so he found a way to chain the animal near the counter with a short chain that kept it from moving or jumping as usual . It must operate in an extremely narrow space.
The animal would likely die slowly in this cove if locals did not notify the Orangutans Center, which is part of Animal Rescue International.
The animal was kept on a leash on a shelf near the kitchen
When she was found, Bonika was chained to a pillar near the kitchen by a chain wrapped around her neck. Even the animals could not reach the ground because the chain was too short and had to drag on wooden bars through the moldy wall. If he jumped to the ground, it would be like strangled suicide. His sleeping place consisted of two chipped boards, divided in two, temporarily erected by Hendrigus.
“Every day I take the chains off to let the orangutans play with my daughter,” says Hendrigus. home”.
According to the veterinarian, the animal is no more than 18 months old, of which 6 months he is chained without knowing how to free himself.
Bonika was chained in a narrow area that could only live on her own on a makeshift wooden plank
Mr. Alan Knight OBE – Executive Director of International Animal Rescue (IAR) asserted: “Bonika is a poor orangutan when chained in a narrow area, cannot live alone on a makeshift wooden plank without it. care of his mother “.
Environmentalists believe the animal witnessed its mother’s death before being locked in chains.
In July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed Borneo’s orangutans in the Red Book as being in special danger.
To protect this animal, in addition to the rescue, Animal Rescue International also needs the cooperation of the competent services to protect the habitat of this species. Only then can they have the space to survive and develop according to the laws inherent in nature.