Wild orangutan reaches out to save man’s life thinking he had fallen into snake-filled river


Some powerful photos of an orangutan reaching out to a forest ranger for help have recently been posted on social media.

Amateur photographer Anil Prabhaka captured a dramatic moment during a safari in the protected area of ​​Borneo.

It is reported that the forester was clearing the water from snakes. Snakes are known to pose a great danger to large monkeys.

But the wild animal thought that the man had fallen into the water full of snakes, so he decided to help him with a deep gesture of kindness.

“Someone told him there was a snake in the river,” Prabhakar said. “The reservist went there and cleaned the bushes. An orangutan came to the bank and told him

what he was doing. “Then he approached and shook his hand.” The ranger works for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and conserving this endangered species.

The photographer, who is from Indonesia, said that the guard eventually gave up on the big monkey.

According to him, the man said that it would not be wise to touch an unknown wild animal, although his job is to protect those animals.

“The guard just left,” said the photographer. “I asked him later why,” he said. “It is a wild animal, not familiar to us.” But they must protect them. ”

Bornean orangutans have lost more than half of their natural habitat in the last four decades.

And the main reason is deforestation.

Fortunately, non-profit organizations such as the Borneo Orangutan Survival Fund are desperately trying to protect these habitats and save this critically endangered species.

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