Sibolangit, SOCP Quarantine Centre, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Brenda, an estimated 3-month-old female orangutan (she has no teeth yet), was confiscated from a villager in Blang Pidie on the west coast of Aceh. Confirmed by X-ray, her left arm humerus was completely snapped in two.
The 3-hour operation was led by Dr. Andreas Messikommer, a renowned orthopedic surgeon invited from Switzerland whose more usual patients are people in and around Lausanne and Montreux. Here the vet gives a bottle to the baby.