Trip Start May 30, 2005
129Trip End Sep 30, 2006
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Due to habital loss and a desire for Orang Utans as pets these animals are in danger of extinction. The center rehabilates orphaned and rescued Orang Utans back to health and teaches them how to climb trees, eat, and other basics like that. Once they're actually released back into the wild the center provides them with a number of feeding stations to help them suppliment the food that they find for themselves
Surrouding the platform were a number of Makak monkeys trying to get a piece of the action, and a piece of banana but our man heros kept them away. Despite the fact that Orangs are far bigger and stronger than Makaks they are physically afraid of them and will do their best to keep out of their way. The Orangs looked fantastic as they swung along. They'd stop on one of the nearby trees before continuing their way along to the platform. Of course the baby ones were even cuter and struggled along as they're still learning the ropes, ha ha, another bad pun. The best part for me was after about 30 minutes, many of the other tourists would wander off, apparently bored. As more people left the forest returned to a genuine stillness and you were able to watch them peacefully
For the second day I just sat around the guest house relaxing and trying to avoid the miserable staff. My main task for the day was to finish 'The Da Vinci Code', which I managed. At this point I'd like to quote Shane that I met in Burma, "People who say it's the best book they've ever read have probably only read one book". I totally agree with him. Don't get me wrong, it's entertaining at times but it's far off other books in terms of quality. I was also annoyed by how he built suspense, he'd withold information about events that had already happened in the book, rather than building suspense on what was about to happen. So, Mr Brown, you get a B- must try harder.