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
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