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Orangutan Hospital

In the midst of Malaysia lies the Infant Care Unit at Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort. Unlike our conventional idea of an Infant Care Unit this one specializes in Bornean orangutans. The facility currently cares for 23 abandoned and neglected infant orangutans.

The hospital helps maintain the population of endangered Bornean orangutans.

More info and more pictures: The Daily Mail

More more info check out Animal Fact Guide’s article: Bornean Orangutan

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3 thoughts on “Orangutan Hospital

  1. Today I read on Nature Alert that this babies are not orphans, that they are removed them from their Mother. Instead of letting them live with their Mother for 8 years, letting her teach her own baby how to be an Orangutan, they are stolen from their Mothers. This is not natural, Orangutan’s should be allowed to be Orangutan’s, and live among their own kind.
    I do not approve or accept baby Orangutan’s being taken from their Mothers. This is cruel and inhumane. they cling and ride with their Mother. There is no reason they should not be allowed to live with their own kind.