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A Sedated Orangutan is at Risk of a Fatal Fall

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A veterinary team has successfully darted an aggressive male orangutan and must now prepare for the sedative to start working. One problem: he?s at the top of a tree, and a fall like that could kill him.

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A team has spent two days working to capture 18 orangutans from a pre-release island so they can continue their journey back to the wild. It's not always an easy task. At 200 pounds, 16-year-old Kasper is the king of the island, and he's not willing to give up his crown without a fight. The stakes are high: with the strength of seven men, an irate orangutan is not a charge to be taken lightly.

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