A baby orangutan found with a bullet lodged in his shoulder is making a remarkable recovery.
Staffers with the International Animal Rescue have been nursing baby Didik back to health. He’s been eating a variety of foods including carrots, cucumbers and bananas.
When rescuers found him, Didik had skin and eye infections, which have since healed.
According to a post on the rescue group’s Facebook page, the damage done by the bullet is only superficial. Vets want Didik to gain more weight before performing the surgery to remove the bullet.
After the surgery, his caretakers say he will have to undergo years of socialization and rehabilitation. They are asking people to donate to the International Animal Rescue to help with healthcare costs.
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