Just about the worst thing anyone can do is hurt a defenseless child or animal. Yet, some people consciously do just that. It makes my blood boil. But thankfully, there are also some kindhearted people out there who refuse to stand by and let people abuse children or animals.
An orangutan named Budi didn’t have an easy start in life. As a baby, he ended up with a man who locked him in a chicken coop- all alone.
Life in the cage was detrimental to Budi’s health and spirit. But luckily, he was finally rescued – and has undergone a fantastic transformation!
Budi was rescued by International Animal Rescue after living in a chicken coop for 10 months. The orangutan’s previous owner only fed him condensed milk, which has little any nutritional value, and between the lack of nutrition and the extremely cramped quarters, Budi’s legs were malformed.
The combination of poor nutrition and lack of space had nearly killed him. It was scary to see his distorted body – but Budi’s rescuers at International Animal Rescue group refused to give up. They did everything they could to save the little orangutan and gave him the medical attention he desperately needed.
When they first saw him, the doctors thought help may have come too late. The poor baby was in extreme pain and couldn’t even sit up on his own.
But veterinarians worked around the clock to save Budi. He received nutritious food and pain medication.
Watch the video below.
But thanks to International Animal Rescue, Budi got his health back, and now he’s feeling much better.
He has made some drastic improvements he also found himself a new friend. His new companion, Jemmi, is another rescued orangutan. The two love to spend time with each other!
Budi was freed in December 2014, and for a long time, it was unclear whether he’d survive. But now he’s well and has several new friends. Watch this video to see him eating fruit with his friend Jemmi:
Now, five years later, Budi spends 24-hours a day in the forest, according to Daily Mail. After being nursed and saved, Budi is now climbing and swinging from the trees with the other orangutans at the rescue centre in Ketapang.
According to an update from last year, Budi now stays out in the forest all day and is slowly learning to survive on his own.
No animal should be treated like this, yet it still happens every day.
Luckily, Budi is now beautiful, healthy and happy – thank you!
We can all make a difference by protecting animals and supporting animal rights organizations. Please share this with your friends so that more people can read Budi’s story.