Saving Orangutans-Brenda baby bottle

Alain Schroeder

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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.


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