The orangutan islands are surrounded by a moat, which needs to be cleared of plants ever so often. This was just one of the jobs the volunteers were tasked with.
The sanctuary is also home to a number of sun bears. Like the orangutans they need some “entertainment” in form of enrichment to keep them stimulated. It’s not always easy for them to get to the food hidden in the enrichment, but frustration is a better emotion than boredom.
Our first working day at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary was spent on “enrichment” for the great apes. Tired but happy we are back in our room after a very sweaty day.
We made it to Samboja Lestari and will hopefully be able to do some great stuff to make the Orangutans happy.
It all started 15 month ago and now it’s finally time for us to go to Borneo. Can’t wait …..
A walking tour through central Jakarta brought us to some nice and some not-so-nice corners of the city.
Should I travel on with the beard? Your opinions are requested!
Kiwi fruit, geysers and dream beaches – the New Zealand North Island
Our little kayaking adventure on the largest lake of NZ with some Maori rock art
A beautiful hike in the Tongariro National Park, the region of “Mordor”.