The Intimate Ape – Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species Shaun Thompson After visiting Kalimantan (in November 2011) and seeing the orangutans for the first time in the wild, my interest and compassion for these beautiful, intelligent primates just grew even deeper…I couldn’t stop thinking about the orangutans and their vanishing environment! […]
7th November 2011 Tanjung Puting National Park – Day 4 Woke early as I have been every morning. Breakfast – coffee and pancakes with bananas…and after breakfast we headed back up the river to Camp Leakey.
6th November, 2011 Tanjung Puting National Park – Day 3 I woke early again, after a super good sleep. I woke to the sounds of the gibbons call and also the hornbills. The spot where we stopped for the night, just outside of Camp Leakey, was really beautiful! It was amazing to see the hornbills […]
5th November 2011 Tanjung Puting National Park – Day 2 I woke really early in the morning, I’d had a restless sleep…heard strange noises in the night and imagined that there were Proboscis monkeys climbing onto the klotok! Do you think my imagination may have been working over time during my first night sleeping on […]
4th November 2011 Tanjung Puting National Park – Day 1 At 8am we headed off, from the harbour at Kumai towards the open river canal that lead into the Tanjung Puting National Park. And I was beaming with excitement…I could not wait to get to the jungle and see the orangutans! This is why I […]