A routine security check at Denpasar Airport in Bali on Friday ended up saving a tiny life.
As a traveler’s bags went through an X-ray scanner, security officers spotted a tiny body inside one of the suitcases. They pulled the bags aside to search, and sure enough, there was someone curled up inside his luggage.
It was a fuzzy baby orangutan, fast asleep inside a basket, almost like a human baby. The tiny animal had been stolen from the wild to be sold as a pet, but luckily, the officers’ instincts saved his life. The suitcase also contained allergy pills, two geckos and five lizards, authorities said.