Indonesian badly hurt in Borneo orangutan attack
JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian palm oil plantation worker was found badly injured on Tuesday after an orangutan attack on Borneo island, an official said, following a series of shootings of the endangered apes.
The man, named Kurnadi, was found unconscious and covered in bite wounds by another worker at the plantation in the Indonesian part of Borneo island, according to the local government conservation agency.
Agency chief Hartono, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said it was unclear how many orangutans were involved in the attack.
"He was badly injured, some of his fingers were nearly cut off. He had fainted after losing a lot of blood," he told AFP.