Budi, the Baby Orangutan, Fighting for Survival

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Baby orangutan Budi was rescued in Indonesia by the International Animal Rescue after spending more than 10 months in a chicken cage and being fed only condensed milk. He was suffering from malnutrition and severe anemia and was unable to move.

After several months of love, care and treatment, Budi is eating on his own and playing. But, he still has a long way to go to regain his strength and ensure he develops into a healthy orangutan.

"At the moment, we are still worried for his life and trying to minimize his pain,” says. Dr. Karmele Sanchez, IAR’s program director in Indonesia. “But Budi is a very strong little baby, and he is fighting very hard to survive."

Follow Budi’s progress and learn how you can help adopt him.