Keep on Going, It’s Friday; Budi Made It

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Proof that we are stronger than we think.

Posted by The Dodo on Friday, October 2, 2015

Crying baby orangutan Budi receives loving care after suffering year of neglect. rescued by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia.

Budi is a baby orangutan that was rescued by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia. Before he was rescued and during the first year of his life, Budi was kept in a chicken cage and fed on nothing but condensed milk which was slowly killing him.

On arrival at IAR’s orangutan rescue centre, Budi’s condition was extremely critical, and he was too frail to move or sit up on his own. He was showing signs of severe malnutrition and screaming in pain every time he was moved by the vets. This video shows vet Karmele feeding Budi from a bottle and vet Jaclyn weighing him.

Our team of experts worked around the clock to monitor and treat Budi. He had a very long way to go on the road to recovery and International Animal Rescue appealed for donations towards his treatment and care. He survived.

Orangutan Budi eagerly eating pureed food from a spoon on the road to recovery.

Early physical therapy session, when movement was still painful for Budi.

When rescued baby orangutan Budi first started his physiotherapy it hurt him just to move his arm. However, he made amazing progress everyday and was soon able to cling onto vet Ayu’s hand and move his arms and legs!

Baby Budi update: Budi drinks from a bottle without the help of vets.

Budi takes his first steps.

Budi learns to climb.

Vet Dr Ayu and vet nurse Chacha took Budi into his new day play area and stayed with him while he took his time to explore his new surroundings.

Budi and Jemmi are both rescued orphan orangutans being cared for at our orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre. Neither of them has met another orangutan since they were taken from their mothers at a very young age …. This video shows them meeting for the very first time and their reaction is amazing.
Baby orangutan Budi meets another orangutan for the first time.

This introduction is a huge milestone from both Budi and Jemmi but it will take years of preparation before they are ready to be released back into the wild.

Budi and Jemmi were recently introduced to some of the other orangutans at baby school for the very first time

Budi and Jemmi are enjoying a fruit snack of peeled rambatan and guavas in their hammock.

One of the vets at our centre has captured Budi on their Go Pro.

Budi having breakfast and climbing high in baby school.

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