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Man of The Forest

Submitted by Agustian Hermanto on October 18, 2009 – 5:22 pm Comments

Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, is one of the few places in world where you can get a firsthand experience interacting with the Man of the Forest, Orangutans. Orangutans can only be found in the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the largest living arboreal animal & are found to be very intelligent. However, they are now considered to be an endangered species due to their habitat destruction by humans.

I’m honored to know Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas personally, the world’s foremost authority on Orangutans. As one of her former students, Dr. Galdikas has influenced my life deeply due to her commitment in conserving and saving the Orangutans. I am sure that your first encounter with Dr. Galdikas is going to be a warm one as she does not hesitate to share her passion & knowledge with you.

In her book, Reflections of Eden, Dr. Galdikas shares her remarkable life experience working with Orangutans and how she became one of the “Leakey’s Angels.” It is a must read book before you visit the Tanjung Puting National Park, which was established as National Park in 1982.

Tanjung Puting was established as a National Park in 1982 & has become one of the natural wonders of the world. You will be captivated completely by the purity of the air, the night sky with the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, the magnificence of the gentle Orangutans, the thundering downpours that instantly cool the air, and the clarity of the brilliant crimson sunsets. Tanjung Puting is the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heat and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of southern Borneo.

Are you looking for an exciting adventure travel next summer? Tanjung Puting might be the right answer for you. Dr. Galdikas can become your own personal naturalist and you are guaranteed to have one of the best times of your life. Go to Orangutan.org to learn more about the upcoming 2010 7-day tour with Dr. Galdikas.

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  • Henry Lowis
    According to a study conducted at Tanjung Puting, other mammals besides us pay for sex too!!
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