The tiny orangutan had a runny nose and watery eyes, and he was even struggling to breathe. The rescue team knew they had to get him out of there as quickly as possible, or else he might die.
Uka was being kept on the property of a man named Jalim, who claimed to find Uka all alone in an industrial tree plantation in West Borneo, Indonesia. He took Uka home to keep him as a “pet,” feeding him fruit and condensed milk. While certain fruits are part of an orangutan’s natural diet, along with leaves, bark, flowers, honey, insects, vines and shoots, condensed milk is definitely not something he should have been eating.