The fascinating sight was captured by an amateur photographer named Anil Prabhakar. The photographer was on a safari with his friends, when he came across a forest warden searching for snakes and clearing them from the river.
As Prabhakar prepared to take a photo, an orangutan reached out his hand to the forest warden, apparently wanting to help him out. However, the man refused to take the animal’s hand as he didn’t want to touch an unfamiliar wild animal.
“Someone told him there was a snake in the river.An orangutan came to the banks and was watching what he was doing. He then came closer and gave his hand. The warden just moved away. I asked him why later and he said: ‘It’s a wild animal, not one we are familiar with’. But they are to protect them,” ” Prabhakar recalled.
By protecting orangutans in their natural habitat. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is a non-profit organization, and the forest warden is one of its volunteers. 650 orangutans are now under its care; it was established in 1991.