There is little doubt that animals truly have feelings. An angry orangutan has just gone viral for his unexpected bravery. The furious animal went up against a bulldozer that had destroyed his tree. Unfortunately, the desperate ape was not able to stop the massive machine from obliterating its home. Since its release, the video has earned thousands of views from people concerned with the animal’s fate.
The video features loggers in the Ketapang Regency in Borneo trying to take down several trees. However, it is revealed that an orangutan is refusing to leave his tree although it has been uprooted by the bulldozer. The ape is clearly distressed and keeps pacing the trunk of his home.
The orangutan holds on to a branch of his fallen tree despite the men’s efforts to take it down.
The men on the ground have been revealed to be members of the International Animal Rescue (IAR) and are actually trying to help the ape. However, the agitated orangutan went straight for the bulldozer and attempted to grab it. The confused animal was unable to get a firm hold and fell directly under the digger. The men from IAR’s Orangutan Protection Unit quickly step in to move the animal away from the vehicle. After some struggle, the unfortunate animal dejectedly walked away from his fallen home.
There is a heart-stopping moment when the orangutan reaches for the offending bulldozer.
The orangutan loses its grip and begins to fall from his home.
The feisty ape finally walks away from his destroyed home in defeat.
People were immediately infuriated by the viral video, claiming that the orangutan was simply trying to defend his habitat.
However, IAR states that the men surrounding the ape were trying to safely remove the animal from a dangerous situation.
“Our team responds regularly to situations like these where an orangutan is stranded in the debris of the forest. This scene is different only in that the bulldozer is still present and the clearance operation is still happening,” the non-profit organization said in a statement.
IAR has actually rescued over 100 apes in Borneo. Hopefully, the orangutan has been given a new home where he can interact with fellow apes.
Watch the heartbreaking fight between an orangutan and a bulldozer below.
Thirsty Squirrel Follows Man, Begs For Water, And Empties His Bottle
Now that’s one thirsty squirrel!
A man visiting Arizona to admire the grandeur of the Grand Canyon never expected that the experience there would be more than just marveling at the popular tourist destination. While it's common for tourists there to encounter squirrels, the man did not only come across one but became a hero of sort to the critter, too!
Paul Camps, who hails from Gloucester, England, was at the Grand Canyon National Park recently to appreciate the world-famous tourist destination. While marveling at the grandiose work of nature, he spotted a squirrel that was acting a bit strangely. Soon, Camps and his girlfriend realized what the critter wanted them to do: Quench its thirst.
Paul Camps suspected that the squirrel wanted something from him as it was tailed him non-stop.
Zoo Owner Uses ‘Magic Slipper’ To Reprimand Lions That Are Bullying A Small Lioness
The zoo owner was clearly the most terrifying animal in the safari park that day.
A zoo keeper is proving that he is on the top of the food chain. The owner of a Ukranian safari park has just stopped a group of lions from bullying a smaller lioness. However, the daring feat was made even more impressive by his weapon of choice. The brave man used what he called his "magic slipper" to strike fear into the hearts of the predators.
Oleg Zubkov owns the Tagani Safari Park in the Crimea in Ukraine. Interestingly, the zoo director has clearly asserted his dominance over the wild beasts that roam the park. A viral video taken by a visitor features Zubkov marching straight into a pride of lions that are ganging up on a young lioness. Just as the alpha male charges for an attack, the park owner whips off his shoe and whacks the beasts into submission.
After scaring off a large male, Oleg Zubkov raised his 'magic slipper' on another lioness.
Captured Alligator Headbutts Wildlife Trapper, Slaps Police Officer In Fight For Freedom
The angry gator fought back and almost escaped when the trapper lost consciousness.
It was an epic showdown between man and beast. A huge alligator fought back against a wildlife trapper who tried to take it down. The reptile managed to knock the man out with a thundering headbutt. In addition to that, the captured animal slapped a police officer that tried to stop its escape.
The unidentified Florida Fish and Wildlife trapper was called to wrangle the eight-foot-long alligator that was wandering around an Ocoee neighborhood. However, the routine catch-and-release proved to be too much for the man. He was taken down by an unexpected headbutt as the reptile tried to get away from his captors. The trapper had no serious injuries from the encounter.