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Orangutan shot 130 times in second killing reported in Indonesia this year

A SECOND orangutan has been found killed in Indonesian Borneo in as many months, this time shot more than 100 times with a pellet gun, a conservation group has reported. An X-ray on the Bornean orangutan that died in East Kalimantan province on Feb 6 revealed 130 pellets in its body. Authorities carrying out an autopsy managed to recover 48 of them, according to a statement from conservation NGO Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP). Most of the pellets were located in the animal’s head; it had also been shot multiple times in the arms, legs and torso. The total number of pellets found is “the most ever in the history of human-and-orangutan conflicts in Indonesia,” COP habitat protection manager Ramadhani said. SEE ALSO: The eighth great ape: New species of orangutan discovered The critically endangered ape was found barely alive on Feb 5 by officials from the Kutai National Park Agency,... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Orangutan shot 130 times in second killing reported in Indonesia this year, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIAN CORRESPONDENT'. Thank you Orangutan shot 130 times in second killing reported in Indonesia this year

 

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