An adult male Sumatran orangutan that had been shot by poachers has his wounds stitched by a veterinarian at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).
The enormous 14-year-old male dwarfed the petite vet as she worked to remove several metal pellets from his body at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre.
The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners. Over 200 have been reintroduced in the wild.
The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habitat that is being converted into palm oil plantation.
There is a growing problem of human-orangutan conflict, where orangutans at the forest edge are increasingly attacked for raiding the crops of local farmers.