Borneo: Irish Tourist Savagely Raped by 400-Pound Orangutan

Kalimantan | An ecologist’s dream to watch orangutans in their natural habitat quickly turned into his worst nightmare after being savagely attacked and raped by a 400-pound orangutan in the jungle of Borneo.

Zack O’Reilly, a young 26-year-old from Ireland, who is presently studying biology at Dublin City University and has been a Greenpeace activist for the past three years, had always dreamed of seeing orangutans in their natural habitat and was a strong advocate against the palm oil industry, which is a great threat to the endangered species.

He always dreamed of seeing orangutans in the jungle. I used to tease him, saying he looked like one and that he’d find his soulmate in the jungle. Never would I have thought he would be sexually assaulted by one

– Kelly O’Reilly, mother

The young man was quickly brought back to a missionary hospital near Kalimantan where he lay unconscious for many hours and where doctors found traces of internal bleeding.


Kelly O’Reilly, the victim’s mother, says she used to tease him, telling her son he looked like a orangutan, but she never suspected he would be sexually assaulted by one, she told reporters in tears

Familiar traits

Kekbek Mahlouiak, one of the tour guides present on the dramatic trip, says he has warned various tourists to be careful around the animals.

“I specifically told him to wear a hat and hide his orange hair, that it could entice the orangutans. I’m not surprised of what has happened, I warned him many times. He did not listen,” he told local reporters.

“It is very dangerous for people with orange hair, the males get very excited. A male followed us deep into the jungle many kilometers, he was very aggressive. There is nothing I could do,” he added.

An isolated incident

A spokeswoman for the Borneo Tourism Board said it is the first time an orangutan has physically assaulted a tourist on one of their jungle treks.

“We are deeply horrified and saddened by the whole affair. We have offered the young victim a free tour if he ever wishes to come back again and will provide increased security for our travelers in the future,” she added.

A similar incident was previously reported in a Jakarta zoo in 2014, when a young red-haired woman was hospitalized after an orangutan broke out of its cage and tried to mate with the visitor, resulting in the death of the animal by zoo employees.

5 Comments on "Borneo: Irish Tourist Savagely Raped by 400-Pound Orangutan"

  1. I’m sorry, I know this is distrespectful and all of that but he should’ve listened and covered up his red hair because now he has the reputation of being raped by a goddamn monkey oh my god I feel horrible for laughing 😂😭

  2. Lol, I am seriously LMAO!!! An idiot greenpeace activist liberal….who guess what…doesn’t listen to others regarding common sense!! And the mother’s words “I used to tease him, saying he looked like one and that he’d find his soulmate in the jungle….” Oh man, you just can’t make this stuff up. She’s right though…he does look like one. All liberals are part of the primate species.

  3. Stfu kang

  4. paddy murphy | May 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm | Reply

    I am irish and this is terrible,we will have to send a few leprechauns from finglas to solve this travellers getting raped by monkeys.who could have known that travellers burning the rubber for copper and burning old tyres could result in rape many thousand kilometers away I know D.C.U and hope zack O,Rielly will be OK

  5. Orangutan Lives Matter!

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