A Baby Orangutan Was Emotionally Abused For Years — This Will Break Your Heart

JANUARY 23, 2016  —  By Joe Welkie

People have a strange habit of wanting to adopt wild animals as pets. The more exotic the animal, the bigger the status symbol it is. Sadly, though, they have little regard for the creature's needs or the manner in which they are meant to grow up.

This orangutan was taken from her mother so she could be a pet. Little did the owner know, this would put a severe amount of stress on the baby ape. They have some of the highest rates of dependency on their mothers of any animals in the kingdom. This is because they need to learn so much in order to survive in the jungle, so when they are taken from their moms, they suffer extreme emotional trauma, and things like this happen...

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Thankfully, Joss was rescued and is being rehabilitated by the International Animal Rescue. Hopefully after a lot of love and work, she'll become a well-adjusted baby. If you'd like to, you can donate today to ensure that things like this don't happen again.

 

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