Saving Orangutans-Medical check

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.

Dr. Messikommer, has assisted the SOCP on many surgeries over the last 15 years.

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