I had been working with a team rescuing orangutan from patches of forest under threat in Sumatra - a difficult task that is stressful for the orangutans, and the people working to save them. Once safely captured they are quickly transported to Gunung Leuser National Park where they can live in prime and protected rainforest. After a successful release we were hiking through the park and we passed by this orangutan in her nest, a recently rescued individual. She gave us a knowing glance and stretched before settling down for the night - safe in her forest home.
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