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Ending the Exploitation of a Baby Orangutan at Kandi Zoo (West Sumatra)

March 2017: Sustained pressure following our exposé of the cruel exploitation of a young orangutan – named Michael – as a “photo prop” at Kandi Zoo, has resulted in an announcement from the Zoo that it will never again exploit orangutans in this way. They have also promised to build Michael a new and improved enclosure as part of efforts to boost animal welfare at the facility in the face of mounting criticism.

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