The moat

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.

Meet the sunbears

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.

Job title: Orangutan Entertainer

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.

Samboja Lestari

We made it to Samboja Lestari and will hopefully be able to do some great stuff to make the Orangutans happy.