I travelled to Borneo for one reason and for one reason only; to see some orangutans! Here’s some fascinating orangutan facts –
. Orangutans are only native to Indonesia and Malaysia and are found only in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.
. Dominant adult orangutans have distinctive cheek pads and produce long calls that attract females and intimidate rivals.
. Orangutans are often solitary and their nickname is “person of the jungle.”
. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade
. Baby orangutans are insanely, pull-off-your-head-and-throw-it-in-the-sky kind of cute.
If you’re heading to Kuching at any tme, get the number 6 bus to Semenggoh and go and see some live animals in their own habitat. None of this zoo crap. It only costs £2 and the feeding is between 8am-12pm. Right at the end, a mother carried a baby on her back right past us – I feel so honoured to have experienced this.
I don’t know if he was saying it for dramatic effect, but the guide turned to me during this and said “remember you seen this, because they could become extinct soon.” Uuuuuugh
Let the pictures and videos do the talking: