Gito the orangutan was less than five months old when he was found by animal rescuers in a filthy cardboard box and left out in the sun to die in Borneo.
The little ape was brought back to International Animal Rescue in critical care, where he was treated for a highly contagious parasitic skin infection that could have killed him.
But the baby ape survived and began to thrive in such a way, he was able to prepare for “pre-school.”
A touching video by the rescue organization shows Gito meeting a future classmate, Asoka, marking the first time he was first introduced to another of his kind.
“Gito wouldn’t have seen another orangutan since he was taken from his mother and sold as a pet,” International Animal Rescue wrote on the video.
This video shows the incredible moment when Gito was first introduced to another orangutan!Gito met Asoka for the first time a few days before they both went into pre-school. Before meeting Asoka, Gito wouldn’t have seen another orangutan since he was taken from his mother and sold as a pet.This beautiful footage shows Gito absolutely fascinated with Asoka, staring at him and reaching out to touch, lick and chew on his new friend as much as possible!If you want to support the care and treatment of little Gito then please visit: http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/adopt-gitoPosted by International Animal Rescue on Friday, January 8, 2016
Gito was instantly transfixed by shy Asoka, staring at him and reaching out to touch, lick and chew on his new friend.
“This video is even more incredible when we think back to the condition Gito was in when our team found him,” the organization wrote. “He had been dumped in a urine soaked card(board) box and left out in the sun to die. When our rescue team reached him, he was suffering from a terrible skin infection and they feared they were too late.”
International Animal Rescue is a charity that saves animals from suffering around the world.
"Our work includes cutting free and caring for dancing bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia and sterilizing and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries,” the charity writes.
To learn more about the work International Animal Rescue does, visit here.
To support the care and treatment of little Gito, click here.