While the average human being is able to visit the doctor’s office when they are not feeling well, this is not a luxury that is afforded to all animals. When an animal falls ill, their prognosis can become very grim. For animals that fall into the wrong hands, there is often no hope at all. Budi is a baby orangutan who fell into this sad category.
He resides in Indonesia and he’s got quite the story to tell. The animal ended up falling in with the wrong crowd and was reduced to living in a chicken cage as a result. All he was given for nourishment is condensed milk. The lack of space that he had to work with nearly killed him. His energy levels were also low, due to a lack of food.
Luckily, International Animal Rescue finally caught wind of the story. They removed Budi from his awful situation and took him to their treatment center. By the time Budi’s helpers arrived, they feared that it would be too late to save him. There just simply isn’t a precedent for these sorts of things. Orangutans are not meant to live in chicken cages.
Budi is a rather resilient fellow, though. He was not going to go quietly into the night. His limbs had been bent and he could not sit up normally when he was first found. Even his body had swollen as a result of the conditions that he was being kept in. We cannot believe that someone would ever be willing to treat an innocent animal like this.
Thanks to these rescue efforts, Budi has finally been able to enjoy a semblance of a normal life. He is no longer forced to live inside of a cage and he now gets to spend time around fellow orangutans. Imagine how strange it must have been for him to meet his fellow orangutans after spending the majority of his life inside of a chicken cage!
If you would like to find out more about Budi’s recovery process, be sure to check out the video below. We wish this little fellow all of the best going forward. No animal ever deserves to live in the manner that Budi was forced to. Hopefully, he will never have to experience the indignity of being crammed into a chicken cage ever again. Much love to the good folks at International Animal Rescue!