Now one knows exactly how long this baby ape had been living like this, or how he came to be chained up there in the first place. But he was obviously very weak and sick.
The tourist decided to take action — he contacted an organization called Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV), which aims to help animals and the environment in the region.
"The case was reported to ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit," Doug Hendrie, director of the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit, told The Dodo. "The informant stated that he observed a juvenile yellow-cheeked gibbon being kept by a security guard in a parking lot in Ben Nghe Ward of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City."