Orangutan Finding

This blog has a couple of contributers. Brenda and Joel who are hiking on Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands, and this section where Wilhelm who is involved in conservation on Borneo is searching for orangutangs. Both projects are really interesting and have beautiful photos, but the most important thing is raising awareness. I hope you enjoy this today and become a follower of the Biotrotter.

The Biotrotter

I started to lose my confidence in the search for orangutans for a while, since I couldn’t find any for a long time. BUT NOW FINALLY I just found my first one; beautiful Gismo! For about one year he wasnt seen around camp at all. He is a flanging male, and regarding his size it seems like he’s gonna be a really dominant one.

Gismo with his mouth full of food Gismo with his mouth full of food

It’s fun to follow the orangutans who come to the ground to drink and forage on termites. You suddenly come so close, you realize how vulnerable you are and that you are there on their premises. Gismo would always try to make sure to have a distance of 10-15 meters once on the ground, but the forest is so dense that you can’t let him go much further than ten, otherwise he might get lost, which he also eventually…

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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