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ORANG UTANS: Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas’ Work @ Camp Leakey, Borneo (Day 2) #Travel2Indonesia

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Tanjung Puting National Park is home to the largest wild population of Orangutans. Orangutan is a combination of two words: Orang (person) + Utan (forest) which means Old Man of the Forest.

Exploring the national park is usually an overnight experience onboard a klotok. After the first day, I thought if you’ve seen one Orangutan, you’ve seen them all. I did not realize that the best was yet to come. 

Here’s the day 2 highlight of our Tanjung Puting National Park Adventure:

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ORANG UTANS @ TANJUNG PUTING, KALIMANTAN, BORNEO: Largest Population of Wild Orangutans (Day 1)

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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: 

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