Young Orangutan has fun in the trees – Borneo 2023

Young Orangutan has fun in the tree. In the distance in Tanjung Putting National Park (Indonesian Borneo) we could hear movement in the trees. It was a young Orangutan heading our direction. We could then see it as it swung through the trees. Such fun to watch an accomplished arboreal great ape.

Tanjung Puting National Park is a major centre for the conservation of these highly intelligent yet critically endangered great apes. Threats to their existence are many with habitat loss being a crucial factor. Seeing these truly remarkable animals in the wild was a real privilege. Let’s hope that conservation efforts mean that these magnificent great apes will be with us for generations to come.