Animals

Orangutan Offers Helping Hand To Man Wading In Snake-Infested Waters

Saying animals are more humane than some people is absolutely correct. We’ve heard so many stories of animals helping people in danger.

Anil Prabhakar is an amateur photographer, and he took the most touching photo to prove that orangutans are actually more compassionate than some people you know.

Anil was enjoying his safari in Borneo, Indonesia, and he checked out the conservation forest supported by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS).

In one particular moment, Anil noticed that a caring orangutan was offering his hand to a man in danger. The man was stuck in snake-packed waters, and yes, his life was in danger.

“There was a report of snakes in that area so the warden came over and he’s clearing snakes. I saw an orangutan come very close to him and just offer him his hand.”

The man couldn’t move around because of the mud, and the wild orangutan came up with an idea.

“I really wasn’t able to click. I never expected something like that. I just grabbed that moment. It was really emotional.”

Anil shared his story, and people loved it.

“Let me help you?: Once Humanity dying in Mankind, sometimes animals are guiding us back to our basics,” he wrote in the caption.

The man got out of the water, and Anil had so many questions to ask. Why didn’t the guard use the help of the animal? He explained that orangutans are “completely wild, we don’t know how they’ll react.”

Anil is a geologist from Kerala in India. He said that orangutans see snakes as their biggest enemy. That’s why this fella was offering his help.

Sadly, the number of orangutans has seen a decline in the past three generations. The population has dropped by 80%, and they can easily go extinct.

“As one of our closest living relatives orangutans are highly intelligent, sentient beings,” the website reads. “They are an iconic species of Indonesia and an important umbrella species.

By protecting orangutans in their natural habitat, a whole plethora of other flora and fauna are also protected. Protecting their forest habitat is as important to humans as much as it is to wildlife.”

Sources:
www.news18.com
edition.cnn.com
orangutan.or.id