To add to the problem, some locals even capture baby orangutans and take them into their homes to keep them as pets. Other orangutans have difficulty finding food after the forests are cut down, and end up starving.
Luckily, this orangutan avoided what could have easily been a terrible fate.
"This beautiful Sumatran orangutan was healthy enough to be directly released into the Leuser Ecosystem on the very same day," the Sumatran Orangutan Society wrote on Facebook on Friday. "She has been given a second chance to live free in the forest, where she belongs."