Each year, hundreds of orangutans endangered are stolen from nature to be sold as pets in the illegal wildlife trade. But more terrifying it can be that statistic, an example of one of the latest victims of trafficking may be able to help change things.
Tied to a tree, waiting for a buyer, Rawit, this young orangutan had clearly lost all hope but fortunately for her, hope was on the way.
Like many orangutans on the island of Borneo, Rawit, he had been forced to seek refuge in a village after the palm oil plantations destroyed their home in the jungle.
Why he was kidnapped and tied by people who took advantage of profit off your life as if it were a tourist attraction. The ultimate goal was to sell as pets.
However, before that happened, a team of Protection Center Orangutans who was alerted and intervened to save her.
Rawit was untied and taken quickly to a safe place.
Although she did not know, he was about to return to feel what it was freedom.
After two weeks of care to treat injuries to his hands and feet, rescuers decided it was healthy and strong enough to give you a second chance on wildlife.
Rawit was taken by boat to a protected forest where she was released.
There would share more individuals of their species, free from the threat of whom had been captured.
With any luck, this will be the last to know of Rawit, although it is far from being the end of his story. Unfortunately there are many others like her one day also need help.