Udin's story is tragically similar to that of Budi, a young orangutan who rescued early this year from life as a pet. Like Udin, Budi had been snatched from his murdered mother and spent 10 months in a chicken cage. When he arrived at IAR, the little orangutan was so malnourished and ill that his body was swollen and frail, and he would scream out in pain whenever he was touched.
Nearly eight months later, Budi is thriving at IAR. He's best friends with another orphan named Jemmi, and the pair has even joined the "big kid" orangutans to learn how to play and climb and socialize. Unfortunately, stories like these aren't rare - IAR is currently caring for 86 orphans, each one with his own tragic backstory like Budi's and Udin's.