Palm oil continues to kill orangutans by causing mass deforestation and hunting of the population. In Borneo the number’s are 50% less than they were in 19999 and will halve again in the next 35 years as more forest is cut down for paper and palm oil production according to […]
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I LOVE this photo taken of Ben Fogle at the Matang Wildlife Sanctuary in Sarawak where he was learning how they repatriate orang-utans back into the wild. Did you know there is only a 3% difference between our DNA and theirs?:- Photographer: Sharon L. Sagan Website: http://www.slsagan.com Below is the […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 27-10-2012 in BLOG / REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with Borneo / Malaysia / Orang Utans / Orangutans / Sarawak / wildlide centre Semenggoh
OK I suspect that none of you are speaking to me because you’re just WAY too jealous of our trip. I don’t blame you. I’d be the same. So, I’m not going to put all the photos up at the same time because you won’t cope…I’ll do a photo gallery when I’m back in London that you can take sneaky peeks at for brief moments of time.
But. I have to tell you about our Orang Utan experience. For a start I didn’t know that officially, because their name means “People of the forest” that it is two words and not one. In addition, did you know that the DNA of an Orang Utan is 97.4% like ours?
Orang Utans are only found in Borneo in the wild in the whole entire world. We were lucky enough to see them at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre about 24km from Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. It was a completely amazing experience to watch them appear through the trees, branches crashing and bending under their weight to feed on the bananas left for them on a feeding platform. We observed three of them for about an hour. I’ll tell you all about it when I’m back, but for now, here are some of my photos – I had a horrendous moment just after they arrived when some complete arsehole’s mobile phone went off and everyone was looking around angrily, myself included until everyone was suddenly glaring at me…..it couldn’t have been a worse moment to have had a call from the UK – can you imagine if I had scared them off?-
….and then down came the baby – all fluffy:-
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