KOTA KINABALU: Three Orangutans were returned to the wild after they were caught from a village orchards.
According to a statement by Siti Nur’ain of Sabah Wildlife department, villagers from Kg Sri Ganda, Kinabatangan contacted the department informing them about the presence of orangutans in their fruit orchards.
The orangutans were said to be eating fruits in their orchards.
The Department deployed a team of rangers to evaluate the situation and a translocation operation was initiated on the August 21.
The operation involved SWD rangers and veterinary officer, Dr Nabilla Sarkawi, that managed to capture the three male orangutans age seven, 15 and 25 years respectively.
Medical examination on all of the orangutans found them all healthy and fit. All the Orangutans were then released into Kulamba Wildlife Reserve on the August 25.-pr/BNN