The impact of deforestation is devastating, and the heartbreaking video above is a testament to this. The dramatic footage shows an orangutan that appears to be fighting off a bulldozer in the middle of a forest.
The bulldozer was pulling down trees in the orangutan’s natural habitat in Indonesia, and the video shows the orangutan frantically confront the destructive machine in a frenzy to seek refuge.
The video was posted to Facebook by International Animal Rescue, an animal welfare organisation, on World Environment Day, in a plea to protect the habitat of orangutans.
“Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed and orangutans are left to starve and die,” the NGO writes on the page, urging people to help them plant trees and protect the habitat of orangutans.