First thing you might notice? They aren’t monkeys. And you’d be right (give yourself a gold star). Monday’s Monkeys are taking a break and introducing you to Monday’s Orangutans (because there isn’t a day of the week starting with ‘o’).
Hanging in the rainforests of Borneo, these hairy, long-limbed mammals are fun to watch in rain or shine. On a day trip from Kuching, wanting to see orang (people) utans (forest) you’ll probably end up in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.
Moving with slow precision, this dude has spied a coconut and off her goes to collect it.
He takes it up high (no vertigo sufferers in this tree). And gets a visit from his younger pal.
Swinging in, this wee babe isn’t even offered a slither of a coconut.
So he moves away, and I move on. Off I go around the corner to find this other dude ‘hanging around’,
Turn around, mate. Let us see your face.
Nearly there. Great acrobatic moves by the way, swinging your leg over.
‘Swingin’ in the rain, just swingin’ in the rain.’
Time to get me to an umbrella, he’s thinking.
But first I might have a bit of stretch. Yawn.
These animals are huge fun to watch. Their long limbs moving them about gracefully, when it rains they get themselves wee little umbrellas to cover their heads – more sensible than me that day.
You can get the bus, easier still get a taxi (it’s cheap enough – just hope your driver doesn’t run out of petrol).
When visited: April
Weather: hot, humid, rainy
Read about monkeys (and I mean actual monkeys) HERE.