An Orangutan Named Sepat, was Found With 70 Shrapnel
Sepat, a 25-year-old adult male orangutan, was found in a palm oil plantation in Central Kalimantan which is in a weak condition. See the details.
TRIBUNBATAM.id - Sepat, a 25-year-old adult male orangutan, was found in a palm oil plantation in Central Kalimantan in a weak condition. After being taken to a rehabilitation center, inside the orangutan's body there were at least 70 of shrapnel.
Sepat was found by the Central Kalimantan Provincial Natural Resources Conservation (BKSDA) team on Sunday (09/22/2019) in the area of one of the oil palm plantation companies in Kapuas Regency. The rescue was carried out after the Central Kalimantan BKSDA received the reports from local residents.
"When it was discovered, the orangutan was indeed in a state of severe dehydration and malnutrition," said the Coordinator of the Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Kalimantan BKSDA, Etie, in Palangkaraya, Wednesday (9/10/2019).
When discovered, the orangutan was indeed in a state of severe dehydration and in nutritional deficiencies conditions.
When found, Sepat only weighed 45 kilograms or half the ideal body weight of orangutans of his age. In the body condition score (BCS) index, Sepat was given a score of two from the range of scale 1-5 by the BOS Foundation doctor team, in the sense that the conditions were very weak.
Sepat is an orangutan we rescued at the location of PT Sakti Mait Jaya Langit (SMJL), an oil palm company which located in Kapuas.
"Not only malnutrition, but also severe injuries because there were many of gunshot marks, so it were taken to Nyaru Menteng for a more intensive examination," said the CEO of BOS Foundation, Jamartin Sihite.
Till this day, Sepat's body weight has increased to 50 kilograms and has begun to diligently eat a variety of foods, and drink. The medical team did not dare to lift the bullets in his body because his condition was still not possible, "Jamartin said.
Jamartin revealed, the release of orangutans from their habitat was also the impact of land clearing by burning. When animals come out of their habitat, the potential for conflict with humans becomes large.
Responding to that case, the Head of Central Kalimantan Province BKSDA, Adib Gunawan said, his party would take an action related to the Sepat case. Currently his party was still gathering the information and conducting the investigations.
"We hope that all parties can work together more actively to prevent orangutan conflicts and protect them in orangutan habitat. Orangutans are no longer useful if they are outside the forest, their habitat, "said Jamartin. (*)
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