A baby orangutan and its mother were rescued by conservationists after fires devastated their forest home.
The apes are thought to have roamed the country before settling in a community garden in Indonesia after their habitat was destroyed four years ago.
UK wildlife charity International Animal Rescue swooped in to save them from the threat of starvation or being poached in a village in North Kayong Regency, Kalimantan. They tracked them down and anaesthetised them in a six-hour operation.
The pair were taken 70 miles to a safe haven in Kubang Resort National Park in Simpang Hilir District, where they were released together.
The charity’s Indonesia director Karmele Llano Sanchez said fires were caused by illegal ‘slash and burn’ practices. ‘These orangutans are still suffering from the terrible forest fires that destroyed Kalimantan in 2015. Forest fires are one of the biggest threats to orangutans’ lives,’ he said.
The displaced animals are increasingly straying into gardens and farms, posing a threat to local crops.