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Lone Orangutan Fights Back In A Heartbreaking Video As Loggers Destroy His Home
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Animals4 years ago

Lone Orangutan Fights Back In A Heartbreaking Video As Loggers Destroy His Home

More than 2,5 million acres of Indonesian rainforest are lost every year. This senseless deforestation leaves many wild animals without a home. Animals, such as orangutans, suffer from logging the most. Their population has more than halved in the past 16 years. Non-profit organization International Animal Rescue are working very hard to save their plummeting community and other animals’ habitats.

On Words Environment Day this non-profit organization shared a shocking video showing a helpless orangutan who tried to fight against the powerful digger which has already claimed his home. The video was captured in 2013, but it was recently released to raise awareness about the harm of logging forest trees to the orangutan habitat. The animals aren’t the only ones suffering from deforestation as it also affects climate change and is one of the global warming causes.

The video went viral with more than 10,000 shares and around 1mln views. International Animal Rescue teams encouraged the viewers to ‘plant a tree’ by donating.

Watch the heartbreaking video below and join the conversation about the impact of deforestation in the comments.

(h/t: the Dodo)

More than 2,5 million acres of Indonesian rainforest are lost every year

Image credits: International Animal Rescue

This senseless deforestation leaves many animals without a home

Image credits: International Animal Rescue

Non-profit organization International Animal Rescue are working to save the plummeting population of orangutans

On Word Environment Day they shared a video showing a helpless orangutan trying to fight off the powerful digger

The video was captured in 2013 but it was recently released to raise awareness about the harm of deforestation to the orangutan habitat

Here’s how people reacted

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Orsolya
Community Member
4 years ago

I just came here to upvote, I could not bear to watch the video, or look at the pictures any longer. It is heart breaking and aggravating what we do to our planet. I'm doing all what I can to protect the environment, related to this post, stopped buying anything with palm oil in it. But we all have to make changes, however small they seem, before it gets too late.

Dani_freckles
Community Member
4 years ago

We have started buying stuff without palm oil. The problem is that they use different names on the labels, and i cannot detect them on the cosmetics for example. Its really disappointing what we have done and do to the planet.

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Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

We are the most damaging, parasitic species on the planet. Enough said.

Effseven Six
Community Member
4 years ago

Well that hurt. Humans are so blind sometimes. We try to take over everything.

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Orsolya
Community Member
4 years ago

I just came here to upvote, I could not bear to watch the video, or look at the pictures any longer. It is heart breaking and aggravating what we do to our planet. I'm doing all what I can to protect the environment, related to this post, stopped buying anything with palm oil in it. But we all have to make changes, however small they seem, before it gets too late.

Dani_freckles
Community Member
4 years ago

We have started buying stuff without palm oil. The problem is that they use different names on the labels, and i cannot detect them on the cosmetics for example. Its really disappointing what we have done and do to the planet.

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Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

We are the most damaging, parasitic species on the planet. Enough said.

Effseven Six
Community Member
4 years ago

Well that hurt. Humans are so blind sometimes. We try to take over everything.

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