Recently there has been growing concern about the conservation of orangutans which are on the endangered species list.
To see these great apes in person join us on a trip to Malaysia where you will visit the island of Borneo and the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center in addition to opportunities to see them in the wild in the rain forest.
- In the wild orangutans are mostly solitary unlike other primates.
- Almost every night orangutans build a new nest from branches, usually 15 to 100 feet up in a tree.
- Babies will sometimes be carried by their mothers until they are 5 years old and breast-feed until they are 8 years old.
- Orangutans in the wild are now only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra (the countries of Malaysia & Indonesia).
- Orangutans are the largest tree-dwelling animals on Earth, sometimes reaching 140kg (about 300lbs) or more.