We had gone with the hope and expectations that we would have contact with the Orang utans maybe a similar experience we had in Bali walking and holding a Orang utan, After watching a video we were also told that they won't be taking in more volunteers until 2017 as the volunteer list is very long & we would have no contact with the Orang utans. Apparently at the time we went there was also a orphaned elephant but none one was allowed to view it. Only 3 Orang utans came onto the viewing platform and were not interested in checking out the tourists as they sat with their backs towards us and ate their bananas the left. The most exciting thing for me was I got bitten by a spider on the leg which became quite red and irritated the driver threatening to take me to the local clinic...eek! the other thing I enjoyed was taking photos of some of the tourists, I guess their travel agent had said dress for jungle exploration 'African Queen' style in full Katmandu outfits boots and all. Poor things must have been boiling as the temp in the jungle at this time of year feels like 42% plus it is only a short 5-10 minute walk along a board walk from the ticket office to the viewing platform so if your going... wear comfortable clothing & take bug spray. I was fairly unimpressed and was not compelled to adopt 1 of the 3 orphans as so many other people were lined up wanting to do so. I was happy to buy an Orang utan doll for my friend in Australia as she adopted one of the Orang utans last year.
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