31 Aug '12, 1pm

Formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the 1st time after undergoing cataract surgery

Formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the 1st time after undergoing cataract surgery

In this Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 file photo, Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Formerly blind Gober can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. The orangutan, named Gober, was captured for her own safety in late 2008 in North Sumatra province after she went blind in both eyes due to cataracts. She gave birth to the twins in early 2011 as part of a breeding program. Doctors at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program in the provincial capital of Medan performed...

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