Huge Pythons Burnt To Death And Orangutans Suffer Respiratory Problems Due To Haze

It is not just humans who suffer.

Cover image via Reuters/CAN Borneo

Let's be frank, we are sick of this haze.

The worrying air pollutant levels in Malaysia has led to schools closing, ill bodies, and horrible weather conditions.

It has become so bad that the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) released a statement on Tuesday, 17 September, that a haze emergency will be declared when the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeds 500.

Image via CAN Borneo

So you can only imagine the conditions in Indonesia's Kalimantan forest, as orangutans suffer respiratory problems from the toxic haze

On 17 September, animal welfare group Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation said that the haze has affected hundreds of apes in its rescue centres.

"The thick smoke does not only endanger the health of our staff... but also it affects the 355 orangutans we currently care for", the foundation said, according to Malay Mail.

About 37 orangutans have contracted mild respiratory infections.


THE FIRES ARE SPREADING AND THE HAZE IS THICKENING! Our team at the BOS Foundation is still working tirelessly to put out the fires. DONATE to help our team fight the fires and save the home of 2,550 wild orangutans! - -

Posted by BOS Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

In addition, huge pythons were recently found burnt to death by local residents fighting the forest fires

Python carcasses, measuring up to 10-metre long and 20-centimetre in diameter, were found, according to animal welfare CAN Borneo.

On 13 September, locals dragged out the carcasses at a forest in Baamang Tengah in Central Kalimantan.

The Facebook post revealed that pythons of this size are able to swallow goats and cows.

Some of the helpless reptiles were even found with their mouths open wide having suffered an undeserving death.

Wildlife not have time when fire come. Some of them can fly and run faster will survive, but how about wildlife like this ? Can they run more faster then fire ?

Posted by CAN Borneo on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Here is how you can help:

You can donate to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, which helps to:

- buy fire safety and personnel gears and equipment and water pump equipment,
- fund fire patrol and communication activities, and
- help build fire prevention systems.

Find out more here.

In the meantime, make sure you are using the correct mask to protect yourself:

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