My first encounter with an orangutan was when we saw a “domesticated” one named Jenny in Ark of Avilon Zoo in Manila. It was nice to see her because she seems to be playfully innocent and wants to interact with people.
But after visiting the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan Province of Indonesia in the island of Borneo, I learned that these animals are born to be wild. We need to protect them from becoming extinct because of the destruction of their natural habitat, and from poachers who sell them to zoos around the world.
Here’s our awesome experience in Tanjung Puting National Park which has the largest wild population of Orangutans in the World:
Travel to Wonderful Indonesia Blog Series:
- KOMODO DRAGON’S Lair & the Secret Pink Beach!
- MT. BROMO Sunrise Experience: Catching the Sunrise (Part 1 of 2)
- MT. BROMO Sunrise Experience: Hiking to the Volcanic Crater (Part 2 of 2)
- YOGYAKARTA: Home of the Yummiest Indonesian Food 🙂
- BOROBUDUR Sunrise Experience (The Biggest Buddhist Temple in the World)
- BOROBUDUR NOTES: Planning your Awesome Borobudur Experience
- ORANGUTANS @ TANJUNG PUTING: Largest Population of Wild Orangutans (Day 1)
- ORANGUTANS: Dr. Birute’s Work @ Camp Leaky, Borneo (Day 2)