Cancer Survivors Meet Orangutan With Similar Battle

WATSON ISLAND (CBSMiami) —  A group of cancer survivors met an orangutan on Sunday who went through a similar life-threatening battle.

The group with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), met Peanut, the orangutan who beat Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Peanut is currently at Jungle Island and became the first orangutan in the world to be treated with aggressive chemotherapy like a human.

The group was treated to a presentation from the park’s orangutan caregiver then they got to see Peanut paint a picture. They were also able to interact with the other orangutans including Peanut’s fraternal twin, Pumpkin.

The event was part of “survivors weekend” at the park.


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