It has been six months, and this baby orangutan has lived on this shelf the entire time. Bonika is only 18 months old. She should have been with her mother instead of being kept as a pet in Borneo. Bonika would be released for just a few hours each day to play with the man’s child.
The rest of the time, she was chained to the kitchen wall. According to International Animal Rescue, the chain around her neck was so tight she was uncomfortable.
The chain was too short, and Bonika could only move side to side.
She was stranded on the plank. Bonika was malnourished.