Watch: Orangutan Attacks Digger Destroying Its Home

When one orangutan's forest home was being destroyed, it decided to fight back.

The great ape's assault on a digger tearing through a Borneo forest spotlights the reality facing many animals around the world, as deforestation threatens their survival.

The footage of the orangutan was filmed in Borneo's Sungai Putri forest, according to Yahoo News. The organization International Animal Rescue (IAR) initially uploaded the video to social media on Tuesday, coinciding with World Environment Day.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: This dramatic footage shows the devastating impact deforestation is having on precious orangutan habitat. ACT NOW - Plant a tree and protect precious Bornean Rainforest: https://t.co/ooEHmOYgOC#WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/pyK72015US

— IAR (Animal Rescue) (@IAR_updates) June 5, 2018

One of the organization's workers can be seen in the clip, carefully approaching the furious animal with a dart gun as it falls from a tree. A spokesperson said that the worker managed to rescue the ape, Metro reported.

"Despite all the obstacles thrown at them, our team were able to rescue this orangutan and bring him to safety," the organization wrote on Facebook. "Unfortunately, scenes like this are becoming more and more frequent in Indonesia … Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed and orangutans are left to starve and die."

IAR has a rehabilitation center for rescued orangutans in Ketapang, located in western Borneo. More than 100 of the apes, all of whom have been rescued from loggers destroying their forest homes, reside in the facility.

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Sophia, a twenty-seven-year-old Bornean orangutan, holds her newborn in her enclosure at Brookfield Zoo October 23, 2008 in Brookfield, Illinois Scott Olson/Getty Images

According to the World Wildlife Fund, forests cover 31 percent of the planet, providing vital oxygen and homes for animals, as well as people.

"Many of the world's most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter," the WWF's website explains.

However, the world's forests are under serious threat from loggers. About 18.7 million acres of forest are lost annually to deforestation, the equivalent of 27 soccer fields every single minute.

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A view of recently land clearing for palm oil plantation of the peatland forest inside Singkil peat swamp Leuser ecosystem, habitat of Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) in Iemeudama village on November 13, 2016 in Trumon subdistrict, South Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Agricultural production is the biggest cause of deforestation.

"Farmers cut forests to provide more room for planting crops or grazing livestock. Often, small farmers will clear a few acres by cutting down trees and burning them in a process known as slash and burn agriculture," National Geographic reports.

Orangutans are one of the species most at risk from forest destruction. Scientific American reports that these giant apes will be "virtually eliminated" from the wild within just two decades if nothing is done to stop current trends. The Bornean sub-species of orangutan has been classified as "critically endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature since 2016.