Our first rescue mission of 2015
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This is a story about vet Meryl meeting Meryl the orangutan, the first Nyaru Menteng rescue of the year.
In the early morning of January 7, 2015 our team from the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center went to Tumbang Jiga Village after receiving news about an orangutan baby kept by villagers.
The baby orangutan was found in a very poor condition. She was weak and thin.
Meryl Yemima, our veterinarian at Nyaru Menteng, quickly lifted up the small orangutan, covered her with a warm blanket, and gently carried her. During the trip back to Nyaru Menteng's clinic for further treatment, the baby orangutan occasionally let out sobbing sounds from vet Meryl’s arms. The trip took around 8 hours.
You can read Meryl's story here or donate to her vet and nursing care.