This is the touching moment when an orangutan offered his help to a man who was standing in a river.

The orangutan resides in a protected conservation forest region in Borneo, Asia. He leaned forward to help a man who was in a muddy river looking for snakes.

Amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar, from Indonesia, decided to go on a safari with his friends. While on the safari, he saw the touching scene and he decided to take pictures.

Prabhakar later discovered that the man in the river actually worked for Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, a non-profit organization that protects endangered species.

The worker was clearing away the snakes in order to help the orangutans when he was interrupted by the great ape.

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However, the photographer said that the man refused to take the hand of the wild animal after he put away the camera.

Prabhakar said: ‘Someone told him the man there was a snake in the river.’ When the man went there and tried to clear the bushes, an orangutan came and watched what the man was doing. Then, the ape came closer and lend his helping hand.


However, the man refused to take his hand. When Prabhakar asked him why, the man said: “It’s a wild animal, not one we are familiar with”.

Although it’s a wild animal, the man was trying to protect him from the snakes. It seems that this orangutan had more good manners than most humans these days!

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been founded in 1991 in Indonesia.

There are 400 employees currently working at the foundation. They take care of more than 650 orangutans.

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