A touching photo has captured the heartwarming moment when an orangutan reached out to assist a man standing in a […]
A touching photo has captured the heartwarming moment when an orangutan reached out to assist a man standing in a river in Borneo, Indonesia.
In the photos, the great ape who lives in a conservation forest area in Borneo can be seen leaning over with his arm outstretched to help the man, who was submerged up to his chest in the muddy river.
The incredible images were captured by amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar, an Indonesian man who was on a safari with his friends when he spotted the encounter, reports Daily Mail.
Prabhakar revealed that the man on the photo is a worker in the conservation and he spends every workday ensuring the animals in the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation stay safe.
Just a photo of a man clearing out snake infested waters and a Orangutan reaching out as he thinks the guy is in danger/needs help. I love animals so much man. pic.twitter.com/qhqjFzCQ5a
— Della Kemp (@Della_Kemp) February 7, 2020
At the moment when the photos were taken, he was looking for snakes that may be threat to the primates. There was a report of snakes in the area so he came over to check out the place and clear them out.
The worker eventually refused the orangutan’s hand after the photos were taken because the ape was a wild animal.
The photographer explained that it was hard for the worker to move in the thick and muddy water.
In a way, it looks like the orangutan is thinking ‘may I help you?’
Prabhakar said that he never expected something like that and he just grabbed the moment and it was very emotional.