Blind Orangutan Receives Cataract Surgery, Sees her Babies for First Time

Blind Orangutan Receives Cataract Surgery, Sees her Babies for First Time

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Orangutan with twins - Photo by Sumatran Orangutan Conservation ProgrammeA formerly blind orangutan has been given the remarkable gift of being able to see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.

Prior to her surgery on Monday afternoon, Gober, a 40-year-old orangutan, had spent at least the last four years blind due to cataracts leading.

She was rescued in North Sumatra province in late 2008 by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program.

Recently she gave birth in their breeding program.

(READ the story in the Daily Mail)

Photo by Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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