Since Veni was so young, the rescue team didn't want to anesthetize her just to move her into her transport crates. They decided to pick her up and carry her, but this needed to be done carefully, especially as orangutans are quite strong and can easily injure people. "A bond of trust needs to be formed," Ian Singleton, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), tells The Dodo. "Otherwise the orangutan's immediate reaction is sometimes to be afraid when the door is opened, as it's often such an unusual event. It's important for her to see that the rescuers mean to help, not harm."