Orphaned Baby Orangutan Gets A Friend

Budi, the baby orangutan who was kept in a chicken coop in West Borneo by his cruel owner, is making remarkable progress in new video footage which shows him eating with his new best friend.

Tiny Budi melted hearts around the globe when his horrific story of neglect came to light in January.

The youngster was found on the brink of death by animal charity International Animal Rescue, after being crammed into a chicken coop and fed only condensed milk for the first ten months of his life.

The pitiful little primate was in a critical condition, malnutrition had left his body bloated and his limbs swollen and bent.