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Ape escape: Indonesian orangutans airlifted back to the wild

AFP, 23 Feb 2021
Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of coronavirus infection. A group of 10 apes -- shuttled inside transport cages encased in netting -- took to the air this month to avoid days-long land and sea routes that could expose them to coronavirus.

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