A RESCUED orangutan is learning to climb again after developing a fear of heights in captivity.
Five-year-old Kukur had been tied up and kept in a hut.
Kukur the orangutan is learning to climb again after developing a fear of heights in captivity[/caption]
He made a timid start at a rehab centre in Borneo but grew in confidence with other apes.
Alan Knight, of International Animal Rescue, said: “We can’t replace his mother but, with coaxing from the keepers and his orangutan friends, he is starting to develop skills ready for a return to his rightful home.”
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Last year a wild orangutan was snapped offering his hand to try and help a human who was in a snake infested river.
A rare albino orangutan was also pictured in the Borneo rainforest.
Kukur was kept tied up while in captivity[/caption]
Rescue staff have helped Kukur overcome his fear of heights[/caption]
Kukur is now scaling the treetops at his rehab centre[/caption]
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