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.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Moving with slow precision, this dude has spied a coconut and off her goes to collect it.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

He takes it up high (no vertigo sufferers in this tree).  And gets a visit from his younger pal.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Swinging in, this wee babe isn’t even offered a slither of a coconut.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

So he moves away, and I move on.  Off I go around the corner to find this other dude ‘hanging around’,

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Turn around, mate.  Let us see your face.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Nearly there.  Great acrobatic moves by the way, swinging your leg over.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

‘Swingin’ in the rain, just swingin’ in the rain.’

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Time to get me to an umbrella, he’s thinking.

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

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

Further Information:  Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, Sarawak Forestry

Read about monkeys (and I mean actual monkeys) HERE.

Posted by Sunburnt Back

2 Comments

  1. Pretty cool post ! I liked the narration for sure.

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    1. Ha ha, thanks! 🙂

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