Orangutan in Borneo offers its hand to ‘rescue’ a man from snake-infested water
By Emma Reynolds, CNN
The natural world never fails to surprise us, and this moving encounter between an orangutan and a man in Borneo has melted hearts all over the world. The orangutan held out its hand to the man, who was clearing snakes from a river as part of efforts to protect the endangered apes.
Amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar captured the fleeting moment, in which one of the Indonesian island’s critically endangered apes stretched out its hand to help a man out of snake-infested water.