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Selamat Datang and Welcome to my Borneo Diaries.
This website has been created to chronical my.thoughts, feelings and experiences during my animal adventures in Borneo.
It explains how I am trying to help with the rehabilitation of Orangutangs and Sun Bears in Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo and hopefully later in the year Macaques. With the help of Leo Biddle and Guillaume Feldman two conservationists behind the enviromental organistion WOX and the http://www.orangutanproject.comI am slowly learning the many issues surrounding conservation of endangered species.
Living in a developing country, working alongside local keepers at the Wildlife Centre and visiting the local Longhouse, getting to know the families there especially the children has been an amazing experience. It is also an opportunity to transfer knowledge and conservation ideals to the local community.
I can only describe sitting on a platform deep in the forest as one of the most memorable things I have ever done , the forest is so alive noisy yet quiet and to be in the presence of such amazing animals is an honour I sometimes have to pinch myself to believe that I have been lucky enough to be part of the start of the rehabilitation of not only one but now two Orangutans. I have over the last year had a wonderful relationship with Ting San and words will never describe the love we have for each other she looks into my eyes and my heart melts I will continue to follow her development for many years yet Right now she is starting a new life for herself in the trees with her own kind where she should be it is so very different from her past and my dream is that one day when both she and Mamu are older they will swing through the forest to visit me at the feeding platform and maybe even bring their own children for me to see. I will be waiting. Its a lovely feeling to know we will remember each other for ever.
I am planning a trip to South Africa to now follow my passion for smaller primates, hopefully I will be able to learn a lot about the Vervet Monkey and Baboons and learn about the African people cullture and their animals and continue to use my energy to help wherever needed, I am very excited to be extending my travels to another country.
I would like to acknowledge my families patience and support in allowing me the freedom to follow this great passion and partake in these wonderful experiences.