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Default Surgery on blind orangutan allows her to see her baby twins for the first time

Surgery on blind orangutan allows her to see her baby twins for the first time (along with their father)
By NINA GOLGOWSKI

PUBLISHED: 04:23, 2 September 2012 | UPDATED: 04:37, 2 September 2012



A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan has been given a remarkable gift of being able to see her baby twins for the very first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.

Prior to her surgery on Monday afternoon, Gober, a 40-year-old orangutan, had spent at least the last four years blind due to cataracts leading to her capture in North Sumatra province in late 2008 by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP).

‘If we hadn't brought her here she would have been killed by local farmers, as she was raiding their crops to survive,' SOCP veterinarian drh Yenny Sarasqati said in a press release.


Surgery: Gober, a 40-year-old Sumatran orangutan is seen during cataract surgery on Monday in the provincial capital of Medan


Unconditional love: Gober is seen after the birth of her twins, a boy and a girl pictured with her in 2011 though then without the ability to see them

Read more, with photos here:
Surgery on blind orangutan Gober allows her to see her baby twins for the first time (along with their father) | Mail Online


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