Saturday, 22 May 2010

Another orangutan waiting to be rescued.

Now you can see why I don't include many (this is only the second in three years) photos of myself! This was at the end of a long hot day in NW Kalimantan in March. After a riverboat trip we found "Mely", a lovely orangutan which has been chained up (see photos in sidebar) for many years.

We are hopeful "Mely" will soon be taken to a rescue centre. As I have said before, no one but the Forestrey Department are permitted to rescue orangutans, and they are rather less than enthusiastic about doing so.