Orangutan Spotting in Borneo Anthony Middleton May 22, 2012 Asia, Malaysia 4 Comments 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: 4 Responses Chris May 22, 2012 Jealous, mate! The only wildlife I see around here are my friends and I when we consume a few too many shandies. I’ve never actually had a shandy, mind. And is the ‘pull off your head and throw it into the sky’ line a reference to Labyrinth? Chris recently posted..Bite with a Blogger: It’s Good Overseas Reply Andi May 23, 2012 Loved these pics! You’re right, the baby is ridiculously cute!! Reply JoJo May 25, 2012 Insanely cute….. They are amazing animals x Reply Anthony May 29, 2012 Them Anthony Middleton’s? Yeah – lovely, unique creatures! x Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Related Posts Are you Good Stubborn, or Bad Stubborn? (and is it Affecting Your Happiness?) A Mother Orangutan Carrying Her Baby Taking My First Scuba Diving Course in Borneo How to Survive Burma without a Guide Book or Digital Help Related Posts New Challenge: Six Months Abstinence From Alcohol In South East Asia The Day I Was Mistaken For a Homophobic, Racist Bigot Rescued (& Almost Killed) in The Land of Smiles Where To Get A Motorbike in Langkawi and Tea With a Tiger!