There were many reasons to go to Borneo but a big driving force was to get there and plunge some money into the local econmy and hope in some small way I could perhaps help toward stopping the devastation of the rainforests, the world’s lungs. Tourism can help, especially when the focus on on wildlife. I wanted to see Orang-utans in the wild and I was lucky enough to see that and so much more. We saw Proboscis monkeys, macaques, snakes, orang-utans, fresh water crocodiles, rhinocerous hornbills, egrets, snake-neck divers and more birds than I can name. Here are some photos!
This Orang-utan was five and his behaviour was just like a pre-schooler. He had moments of being totally gorgeous and then he’d throw a wobbly. It is hoped when he is older he will be rehabilitated to the wild.
we did see some wild orang-utans as well which was very exciting. We saw them in the Kinabatangin jungle in Sabah.There was a mother and child and this was the baby.
We also saw Proboscis Monkeys. Unlike the Orang-utans, these animals live in harems with an alpha male. The male has the distinctive long nose, a very long tail and webbed feet. We were lucky enough to see this male bound into his harem and be particulary Alpha!
Next up will be photos of amazing flowers!