Monday, April 29, 2019

Indonesia - Borneo and the Old Men of the Forest

From Labuan Bajo our group flew 850 miles to the northwest to Pangkalan Bun in Kalimantan (Borneo). From there we journeyed up the Sekonyer River by riverboat into the Tanjung Puting National Park.

Our transport and lodging for three days were the riverboats Sekonyer and Kumai. We cruised as a pair and tied up alongside at mealtimes. These were closer quarters than on the Felicia, but comfortable none the less.

The Kumai

Orang-utan is derived from Indonesian and Malaysian names that mean 'Man of the Forest'.

Orangutans are under great environmental pressure. We made three stops in the forest at rehabilitation camps where Orangutans that have been orphaned or rescued from illegal captivity are trained and re-introduced into the wild. Most of the adults you see in this post are re-introduced. The young in these photos are all born in the wild. Feeding stations are provided and this is where we saw the Orangutans

These are but a few of the images of Orangutans and other wildlife of Borneo we saw. There are more at

- Bali
- the Lesser Sunda Islands and the Komodo Dragons
- Village Life
- Indonesia - Land of Volcanoes

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