Andrei Zhestkov, 27, told authorities he'd intended on keeping the two-year-old animal as a pet.
The viral image featured 7-month-old Vena, a victim of the illegal -- and flourishing -- orangutan pet trade.
Slaughtering orangutans is a common crime on Borneo, but rarely prosecuted.
Rajang has a fascination with skin and a well-known fondness for baby bumps.
According to conservationists, the situation for the critically endangered animal has “gone from bad to worse” over the years.
“He’s one of the lucky survivors of conflict palm oil expansion but his fate is not the norm.”
The Donald Trump presidential campaign confirmed this morning that the alleged billionaire's Twitter account has been run since its creation by an angry orangutan.
Great ape makes great escape at the Florida theme park.