31 May 2012

This is Leuser

Leuser, a blind Sumatran orangutan has survived poachers, air rifles, and deforestation during his 13 years of life. Leuser has been saved twice by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP), but now resides in captivity at their quarantine centre in Medan, Sumatra, after being shot 62 times by villagers seeking entertainment.
These are his skull xrays:

And this is what is happening to his home:

More details and photos in a photoessay in The Guardian.


  1. This is so sad and sickening.

  2. I really don't like orangutans, but this one I feel sorry for. In fact anytime an animal is abused I have feel sorry for them. No animals should be abused. We are all put here on earth for a reason, and all creatues of God.


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