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ORANGUTANS in the wild!

See aOrangutans Tours - Borneo Primates - Red Apes - Kalimantan Orangutan - Borneo Tours - Tanjung Puting National Park - Borneo River Tours - Indonesia Wildlife Tours - Borneo Trekking - Borneo River Tours - Rimba Lodge - Camp Lakey - Sekonyer River - Borneo Eco Lodge - Flight to Kalimantan - Indonesia Air Transport - Pangkalan Bun - Kumais many as 9 primate species, crocodiles, butterflies and rare birds such as Storms stork. Many endangered species, even clouded leopards, are hidden in the jungle or “Rimba”, through which you chug in a ’kelotok’ boat.
You then land and walk 20 minutes into the forest to see the orangutans at the feeding stations upriver. You might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms fireflies and perhaps owls.

Hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macacque monkey troop from your comfortable room at the Lodge, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river in light forest.

 

Orangutans are wholly dependent on trees for their existence. They are perfectly adapted to life in the forest - they sleep in nests, feed predominantly on fruit and travel with ease through the forest canopy, rarely descending to the forest floor.

 

OrangutansOrangutans Tours - Borneo Primates - Red Apes - Kalimantan Orangutan - Borneo Tours - Tanjung Puting National Park - Borneo River Tours - Indonesia Wildlife Tours - Borneo Trekking - Borneo River Tours - Rimba Lodge - Camp Lakey - Sekonyer River - Borneo Eco Lodge - Flight to Kalimantan - Indonesia Air Transport - Pangkalan Bun - Kumai are almost unique amongst the primate species. All other apes and monkeys are social and gregarious, whilst the orangutan is semi solitary, the largest group being a mother and two offspring. Females are less solitary and may spend up to 25% of their time with other orangutans. In contrast, male orangutans will spend less than 9% of their time in association with other orangutans. Sumatran orangutans are more social and this social behaviour usually coincides with the simultaneous fruiting of the fig tree, which doesn't occur in Borneo .

 

Courtship lasts between 3-10 days and it is the female who, not wanting to share her food source, initiates the final separation. The male has no role in the raising of his offspring. It is thought that this solitary lifestyle evolved due to erratic fruiting, leading to competition for food. With a predominately frugivorous diet, containing relatively few calories for such a large body size, the orangutan needs to forage for 60% of the day, with the other 40% spent sleeping and resting.

 

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