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Issue Orangutan found with 104 bullets lodged in body The Jakarta Post, Central Kalimantan | Archipelago | Wed, October 24 2012, 10:22 PM A male orangutan named Aan was found, dying, with 104 bullets lodged all over his body in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan.When scanning the ape, doctors from the Orangutan Foundation found 37 bullets in his head and 67 others in his body, including in his heart and lungs. The doctors predicted that Aan was also suffering from infections derived from the wounds, tempo.co reported on Wednesday. Zulfiqri, a doctor treating Aan, said that the infections may have caused his death.The bullets caused vision and hearing impairments. “His left eye is blind already,” he said. A rescue team from the foundation and the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency found Aan severely wounded on Oct. 10 in a palm oil plantation. The foundation said that it would remove the bullets soon. Should the ape survivethe operation, he will be released to Sungai Lamandu nature conservatory in Central Kalimantan. (cor)
Issue In November 2011, for instance, two Indonesian plantation workers in Borneo were arrested after killing "at least 20 endangered orangutans and proboscis monkeys as a means of pest control for landowners looking to protect their crops," the Associated Press reports. The men said they had "chased down the primates with dogs," before shooting, stabbing or hacking them to death with machetes. They allegedly told authorities that "the owners ofseveral palm oil plantations on Borneo island [had] offered $100 for every orangutan killed and $20 for every long-nosed proboscis monkey." According to Orangutan.org, both species of orangutans left inthe wild are in severe decline and are threatened with extinction.
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