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Online orangutan trade uncovered

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    The Jakarta Post

Pontianak and Jakarta | Fri, August 25, 2017 | 11:19 am
Online orangutan trade uncovered Free at last: A baby orangutan is examined by veterinarians at a shelter run by conservation group International Animal Rescue (YIARI) in Ketapang regency, West Kalimantan, in August, 2017. The animal had been displayed on an Instagram account belonging to a person identified only as TAR, who has been named a suspect of illegal animal trading. (Courtesy of Quick Response Forest Rangers Unit (SPORC) West Kalimanta/file)

PREMIUM The growing number of social media users has apparently prompted others to conduct illegal wildlife trade on social media, with the latest case coming to the surface just two days after International Orangutan Day last week. On Monday, West Kalimantan forest rangers and police arrested a suspect, identified only as TAR, on suspicion of selling two baby orangutans on Instagram. The 19-year-old s...