Orangutan Shot With Pellet Gun 100 Times Miraculously Survives

By Amir Khan on October 29, 2012 11:56 AM EDT

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An Orangutan shot 100 times with a pellet gun is being called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack in Indonesian Borneo earlier this month. The Orangutan shot was found with 37 pellets lodged in its head and another 67 elsewhere in its body. (Photo: Creative Commons)

An Orangutan shot 100 times with a pellet gun is being called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack in Indonesian Borneo earlier this month. The Orangutan shot was found with 37 pellets lodged in its head and another 67 elsewhere in its body.

The Orangutan shot was dubbed "Aan" by conservationists, and experts said the Orangutan cheated death by surviving. However, the orangutan shot did not survive without any effects -- it has gone blind in one eye and suffered "serious wounds" across its body, according to the Australian Associated Press. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as though the Orangutan will be able to do return to the wild.

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This is not the first time an Orangutan shot with a pellet gun has been found by conservationists. A joint report by the Nature Conservancy said:

This is not the first time that an orangutan entering a palm oil plantation has been attacked in Indonesia. The primates' habitat has been threatened in recent years by illegal logging by timber companies and operators of palm oil plantations. A Nature Conservancy study found that 750 orangutans have been killed in the past year by hunters in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

Even though the animals are endangered, loggers and farmers frequently chase down and kill Orangutans to stop them from eating their crops. The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are currently about 41,000 Bornean orangutans left in the wild.

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