The Apes Left In Lockdown

Irish Daily Mirror|June 2, 2020

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The Apes Left In Lockdown
Virus fears mean none can be released into wild
Nada Farhoud

More than 400 rescued orangutans are being kept in quarantine amid fears coronavirus could wipe out the population in the wild.

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation treats adult apes so they can return to their natural habitat and trains young orphans to gain survival skills.

But plans to release orangutans ready to go back into the rainforest are on hold. There are fears Covid-19 could spread to those in the wild already threatened by habitat destruction and poaching.

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June 2, 2020