A group of humans went on grueling 48-hour journey to release orangutans back into wild

A Group of Humans Went on Grueling 48-hour Journey to Release Orangutans Back into Wild

Three orangutans are once again enjoying life in the wild thanks to the dedication of workers with the International Animal Rescue.

All had been living at a rehabilitation center in West Borneo.

The journey to get them to the Heart of Borneo conservation site was a long one, involving 2 days of travel by roads, river, and on foot.

Prior to departing, the primates were carefully placed in large crates.

When transit by car or boat wasn't an option, rescue workers carefully carried the animals towards the destination.

All three will be monitored for up to 2 years to ensure they thrive in their new environment.

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature changed endangered status of the Bornean orangutans to critically endangered.

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