When he was found, Kotap had nothing but a straw and a plastic bottle to amuse himself with.
His owner Baco claims that he was a gift from some men Baco had met in the village of Ketapang. Kotap was two when he was allegedly gifted to Baco, meaning that he had spent half his life shut up in a tiny wooden crate. "When the door of the box was opened and vet Uwi extended her hand to Kotap, at first he was frightened and ran to the back of the box where he couldn't be reached," says International Animal Rescue in their statement.
Fortunately, Kotap will now be taken to join other rescued orangutans at the Rescue's centre and will be given a chance of returning to the forest where he belongs.
Watch the heartwarming video of his rescue below:
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