Hanging with Cousins in Sepilok
Trip Start Apr 18, 2012
35Trip End Jun 12, 2012
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Yesterday, we took a local bus to a road-side drop off and were eventually picked up by our next accommodation--a place with little huts in the jungle. Yesterday and this morning, we went to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center to watch primates who are on their way to returning to the jungle eat bananas and watermelon. The rehab center is pretty awesome--the orangutans are slowly acclimated to jungle-living and most eventually join their friends in the wilderness. The more recent arrivals return to the feeding platforms where camera-happy tourists can watch them dine. Holy adorable
I'm not sure why it's so fascinating to watch the orangutans. Maybe it's because they look so familiar--hairy, slouchy, slightly confused. Jewish?
Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFDOadDuKY
And another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npd8gceoEMQ
In addition to watching orangutans, we've been watching tourists--with so few in Myanmar, we've found ourselves totally enamored with the folks we've met here. Last night, I had Estonian vodka with an Estonian, a Swedish punk star, a Parisian, and a Canadian.
My apologies for the number of photos of monkeys--I couldn't stop with the pics. I'm hoping Kaden and Monika will provide the voiceover for the videos. Will Monika's orangutan voice differ from Monika's Ira voice?