Impact Of Prolonged Captivity On Orangutan.. It's Heartbreaking!!

<p><span>A video of a young female orangutan rescued earlier this month in West Borneo by International Animal Rescue shows the tragic impact of keeping wild animals in captivity. A video of a young female orangutan rescued earlier this month in West Borneo by International Animal Rescue or IAR shows the tragic impact of keeping wild animals in captivity. The baby primate, named Joss, clutches herself so tightly, that it appears her arms might be stuck in such a position. However, that's not the case. Jaclyn Eng, a veterinarian with IAR, said in a news release, "Joss hugs herself constantly because she misses the physical contact and comfort she should still be getting from her mother." In the heartbreaking video, Joss lunges up and crumples down over and over, banging her tiny head against the wall repeatedly&mdash;symptoms of psychological damage suffered while being kept as a pet where children more or less treated her "like a toy or a teddy bear." In one instant, Joss looks up, her gaze meeting the camera's; an expression of empty despair at a world that allows such things.</span></p>