Silchar: Two baby orangutans have been recovered from a remote area along the Assam-Mizoram border, a forest official said on Wednesday.
The animals were found at the check gate in the Lailapur area of Assam’s Cachar district late on Monday, the official said.
Cachar Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Tejas Mariswamy said that the orangutans were found abandoned at the check gate, and are suspected to have been brought from Myanmar.
Mariswamy said the animals are likely aged less than a year.
“An investigation has been launched,” police said.
As per experts, orangutans are great apes native to the rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia but are now found only in parts of Borneo and Sumatra.
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