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Campaign to save baby orangutan Naree!

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At the beginning of December Monkey World - Ape Rescue centre in Dorset let its 15,000 members know of the plight of Naree...

...the baby orangutan whose jaw and head are so badly infected that if she does not receive a life-saving operation within the next month, she will die. They are now writing to the Thai Embassy letting them know that Naree should be released, the smuggled orangutans from Indonesia repatriated, and that they will not travel to Thailand unless the Thai Authorities follow up on these matters.

At the end of December 2003 Monkey World received a message from the Thai Embassy letting us know that Naree is still alive, but is very unwell, and the Thai vets are at a loss to do anything for her. The Embassy was going to try and follow up by making a request to Sriracha Tiger Zoo to release Naree for lifesaving operations in Britain. We are now waiting to hear. As of January 2004 Naree was still performing three shows per day at Sriracha Tiger Zoo.

During January 2004, Environment Minister, Elliot Morley requested an update on the situation in Thailand following a presentation Alison and Jim Cronin gave to the House of Commons. It is expected that Mr Morley will be arranging a meeting with the Thai Ambassador to discuss both Narees future and the future of the illegal orangutans.

Monkey World are asking that as many people as possible write a letter to the Thai Embassy campaigning for Naree's release to British vets who can perform the life-saving operation that she needs so desperately. A sample letter which you can copy is available on the 2CR fm's website which can be found at

Please take a few moments of your day to help save this baby orang's life. Thank you!

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