Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Hi travel junkies! This day we bring you to respect the Camp Leakey Orangutans, Tanjung Puting National Park.
With tropical rainforests destroyed, the orangutans turn to eating palm oil plants. Some plantations even pay a bounty for killing mature animals.
The total world population of orangutans is now DOWN.
At the Camp Leakey, our first stop is the information centre, where orangutans wander freely.
As we approach the feeding station, excitement grows as big eyes peer out from the lush growth.
It was fantastic!!!
Those swinging from the trees stop to watch the passing parade. Then the Orangutans walk with us, some carrying young.
Bananas and coconut milk are placed on the feeding platform. Orangutans of all sizes emerge; these beautiful and gentle creatures quite unconcerned.
Eeeek… This is the only place on the planet where the Orangutans and people are equal.
Whatever Tom wants, Tom gets. He is massive – huge arms and legs.
He is peacefully eating his bananas when something upsets him. He leaps up and make some ferocious noises.
Our return journey in soaked clothes leaves us cold outside, but warm inside knowing the fight goes on to protect the fast diminishing habitat.
Respect the Orangutans!
A big thank you to the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy that took us visiting Tanjung Puting National Park.
Happy Sustainable Travels!