By the time rescuers found her, an orangutan named Hope had 74 gun pellets lodged in her body, multiple broken bones and two empty sockets where her eyes had been shot out.
Hope’s forest home had been bulldozed for palm oil, so she was forced to raid local farms for fruit. She was shot as a pest -- and her baby was stolen for the pet trade.
Tragic scenes like these are repeated across Indonesia and Malaysia as corporate palm oil swallows up the world’s last tropical forests.
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