In a move to help them, people started taking them in - but to keep them as pets, not knowing how best to care for them, or raise them in the longterm. It can be hard to imagine the lives in danger right now in these jungles, but some of the babies rescued earlier this month from the chaos help give the crisis a face.
Villagers discovered Limpang crying by a river at the edge of the forest. Limpang, who was named for the region where he was found, was just about 8 months old - with no mother in sight. He was kept as a pet by the villagers for a month before the head of the village persuaded them to hand him over to professional rescuers at IAR.