Clinging to each other, these adorable orangutan babies are being transported in a wheelbarrow after being rescued from captivity.
The photographs and video are cute to see, but have a tragic backstory. The youngsters – many of whom grew up in captivity as pets before being rescued – are orphans and are now living at the International Animal Rescue‘s centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo.
There, they will be taught to climb, play and fend for themselves ahead of eventually being released back into their natural habitat. Orangutans are facing incredible odds for survival with loss of habitat due to human activities. Let’s hope these youngsters face a brighter future.