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Primate lives: Smuggled orangutans returned to Indonesia

Primate lives: Smuggled orangutans returned to Indonesia
Two smuggled orangutans are set to begin a new life in Indonesia.

A Sumatran orangutan sits in a cage before being repatriated from Thailand to Indonesia after having been smuggled into the kingdom, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.A Sumatran orangutan sits in a cage before being repatriated from Thailand to Indonesia after having been smuggled into the kingdom, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.In the previous 14 years, 71 orangutans reportedly have been returned to Indonesia from Thailand.A pair of the critically endangered primates, which were rescued from in 2017 at the Malaysia-Thailand border, are currently in Indonesia and will be adapted to undergo rehabilitation so they can finally be released back into their native forest habitat, reported Reuters.

$2,000 reward for information regarding dead Wyoming grizzly bear » Logging and deforestation, including the destruction of woodlands for more pricier crops such as palm oil, have decimated the habitat of the critically endangered species.Two smuggled orangutans are ready to call the vast forest home sweet home.

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