She was sitting on her "home" - a small wooden platform that consisted of two angled planks with a hole in the middle. She was rocking from side to side to ease the pain in her limbs, or perhaps keep her balance. "After two years on the end of that short chain it's a miracle she could move at all," IAR wrote.
The short chain that linked her neck to the tree barely allowed her to move. The ground around her was buried in trash.
But even after years of torture at the hands of humans, the miserable orangutan hadn't lost her gentleness. After overcoming the shock, the rescue team's vet stepped forward - and Japik reached out her hand to greet her.
"It was as though she realised that after suffering so much misery and neglect, help was finally at hand," IAR said.
International Animal Rescue