Didik has been in the care of International Animal Rescue since June. When he was rescued by the team, he was suffering from severe malnutrition and was deeply traumatized after having to witness the death of his mother.
However, after several weeks of treatment, care and nutritious food, the veterinary team decided he was strong enough to be put under anaesthesia and have the bullet removed.
Vet Ayu Budi Handayani said: “The surgery went without a hitch. Fortunately the bullet was lodged close to the surface of the skin so it was a straightforward procedure to remove it. No one could call Didik lucky after all he’s been through but certainly he was fortunate to suffer only a fairly superficial wound after most likely being shot by the same gun that killed his mother.”