Orangutans are up there with the world’s smartest animals and should never be kept as pets, let alone treated in the appalling way Bujing has been treated.
Bujing who was originally taken from his deceased mother as a baby, was sold at a pet shop for just $75 dollars. He spent most of his days chained outside of a house in the Indonesian part of Borneo. As a result of his poor conditions Bujing was left extremely malnourished and lost his hair as a result of the trauma.
A member of the IAC team explained “The rescue team was very alarmed at the condition of the orangutan,” and continued “Bujing was chained to the side of the house. He looked very thin and had no hair due to malnutrition, which had also impaired his growth.
Since being rescued Bujing’s hair has now grown back and he is no longer malnourished. In an update on his condition the IAC have said “He has made amazing progress since his rescue and although he still looks thinner than most of the other rescued orangutans of his age, it is clear he is enjoying the abundance of amazing fruits available at our rescue and rehabilitation centre!”
So although there will certainly be emotional scars left from the way Bujing has been treated, he now gets a second chance of living a more natural life the way an orangutan should. Here is a recent clip of his progress.
I hope you have found this uplifting and can see that even in sad circumstances we can always find some light. Please feel free to leave a comment below! Much love, Luke
Luke Miller is the creator of Potential For Change. He believes that spirituality is the foundation for good health and likes to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of his free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here
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