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The bravest ape: Orangutan who lost both his arms on an electric fence while trying to escape from captivity learns how to climb and find food using only his legs as he prepares to return to the jungle
- Orangutan Kopral was electrocuted when trying to flee cage where his captors kept him in Indonesia
- The young animal’s horrifying injuries were so bad that both of his arms had to be removed
- He was rescued and brought under care of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation who taught him key skills
- He now lives in an island complex in Samboja Lestari which resembles a natural environment
A brave orangutan who lost both his arms trying to escape captors has finally ‘graduated’ from ‘Forest School’ after learning the skills he needs to survive.
Kopral was electrocuted when he climbed an electricity pylon in a bid to escape captors who had been keeping him in a cage in Indonesia as a pet since he was a baby.
The youngster was brought to the East Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Program by taxi, but his arms were severely burnt and nothing could be done to save them.
Despite his horrific start in life, Kopral has excelled in his ‘Forest School’ – a rehabilitation programme designed to teach orangutans how to build nests, climb trees, select appropriate natural foods and recognise natural predators.
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