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Orangutan wins legal rights in court

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An orangutan named "Sandy" (not pictured) may be granted a move to a sanctuary in Brazil. (Photo by Dimas Ardian /Getty Images)

An orangutan named “Sandra” (not pictured) may be granted a move to a sanctuary in Brazil. (Photo by Dimas Ardian /Getty Images)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) — A court in Argentina has granted certain legal rights to an orangutan.

Lawyers representing “Sandra” argued the orangutan was a “non-human person” being detained illegally in Buenos Aires’ Zoo.

Sandra has called the zoo home for the past 20 years.

If the ruling is not appealed, Sandra will be moved to a sanctuary in Brazil.