11 orangutans brought home from Thailand, Malaysia long after being smuggled out

11 orangutans brought home from Thailand, Malaysia long after being smuggled out

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-12-19 05:05

Nine out of 11 orangutans rescued from Thailand and Malaysia will be rehabilitated in the Sibolangit facility in Deli Serdang regency subsequent to being released into national parks in Jambi and Aceh, an official in North Sumatra said on Friday. The head of the technical department at North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency, Irzal Azhar, said the quarantine facility in North Sumatra received nine because it was bigger than the facility in Jambi. Jambi received the remaining two orangutans. Nine orangutans arrived in Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday and two arrived in Jambi after being rescued. The orangutans will be released into Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in Jambi and Jantho National Park in Aceh, he said. Irzal said the smuggling of orangutans abroad was still rampant because they fetched high prices. Most of the orangutans were captured when they were still ...

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