Tag: Sepilok

  • Orangutans revisited

    Mother and baby orangutan – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

    The afternoon feeding at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center is definitely the better time to visit. We arrived at 3 pm and there was already a young Orangutan there, waiting for the park rangers to bring lunch. Then two females arrived, each with a baby clinging to its chest. They ate bananas, what looked like small […]

  • Big noses, rain and dinosaur puzzles

    Proboscis Monkey – Sepilok, Borneo

    Proboscis monkeys are so called because the males have long, flat, wide noses. We went to the Labuk Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to spend some time with them and watch them swing grandly among the trees. Three families came to the feeding platforms, first the large males, running and slapping their feet on the wooden boardwalk […]

  • Jungle chatter

    Rowan and I walking at night in the jungle – Sepilok, Borneo

    Tonight, we walked back from the restaurant to our room, across the multiple boardwalks and bridges that criss-cross the resort‘s property, listening to crickets and other insects, frogs and birds. The boardwalks take us past an enormous pond that always looks peaceful and lush (whenever we walk by it, Rowan says “look at the beautiful […]

  • Borneo at last

    Orangutan – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, Borneo

    Three flights and 48 hours later, we are in Sandakan, Borneo. We stopped for a night in the capital, Kota Kinabalu, on the west coast, but just at the Hyatt, so that we could enjoy a night’s rest, good food and some play time at their lovely pool overlooking the South China Sea. For our […]