An orphaned baby orangutan had the harshest start to life after he was shot and stolen from his mother before being cruelly abandoned in a shop.
The tiny animal was found frightened and alone inside the store in Indonesia and was suffering from severe malnourishment.
It is believed the orangutan - named Didik - was dumped by someone who had intended on keeping him as a pet.
Weak: Didik had to be fed through a syringe as he was barely able to open his mouth (International Animal Rescue)
Fortunately, he was taken to International Animal Rescue (IAR), who discovered a bullet in his shoulder that was likely from a gun battle during his abduction.
IAR director Karmele Llano Sanchez said: “For an animal like an orangutan, witnessing the death of its mother is a profoundly shocking experience.
”That is undoubtedly why Didik looks so sad and depressed.”
Recovery: Didik is slowly putting on weight at the rescue centre (International Animal Rescue)
The weak youngster was barely able to open his mouth but the team at ARM have fed him via a syringe - and he is slowly on the mend.
IAR wrote on Facebook: "The vets have informed us that Didik is starting to show positive signs of recovery and that he has started to put on a little bit of weight.”
The group added that it may take years for Didik to fully recover from his trauma.
Top pic: International Animal Rescue