When she was just three years old, Lisa the orangutan was rescued by the International Animal Rescue (IAR) team – and she began her completely new life. Before her rescue, the little orangutan was being kept as a pet. She lived her life in a way that no wild animal should but many are forced to.
Before she was snatched by poachers, it is likely that Lisa had to witness her mother’s death. She had a tight rope tied around her neck when rescuers found her as well as wounds on her head and neck…
Lisa was in a poor condition. An inappropriate diet and intestinal worms made her bloated and she was very distressed.
But since that time, the little orangutan has made a lot of progress and gone through the rehabilitation process with IAR.
Now, Lisa is finally perfectly ready to go back to her home in the forest!
“She desperately deserves a second chance in life,” the IAR team wrote about Lisa, “and with your help we can give her the greatest gift of all; freedom.”
After all she had to endure, Lisa is at last able to return to where she belongs – into the wild. However, releasing the animal into a protected National Park and monitoring her for two years after the release will cost the organization 40,000 dollars. It is a challenge – but “with your help, we can make this happen,” IAR shared.
All image source: International Animal Rescue/Facebook