Published on January 9th, 2013


Random Photo Memory: Mama & Baby Orangutans

Now that I’ve lived here in Asia for more than a year, I can look back and say…

“Last year at this time…”

Indeed, last year at this time I was blissfully exploring the island of Sumatra in Indonesia – where I gawked at these amazing furry fellows, swinging free amid the trees at Bukit Lawang on the Bahorok River.



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Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

10 Responses to Random Photo Memory: Mama & Baby Orangutans

  1. Nice shot! Love the looks on their faces! 🙂

    • TravelnLass says:

      Thanks Lisa – yes, I was amazed that they didn’t scurry away as I approached. But I was able to tiptoe quietly beneath their tree, and thanks to the 12X optical zoom on my Lumix… Not too bad of a shot, even in the high contrast environment.

  2. That’s a cute pout it has there! 😉

  3. Hogga says:

    ahhh so cute!

    • TravelnLass says:

      Indeed Hogga – that I got to see a baby was a special treat that I will long remember. Such strange, rusty-haired, gangly creatures. But oh so cute!

  4. Swoon! We got to have breakfast with these amazing creatures at the Singapore Zoo – it was one of my favorite experiences last year! My dream is to visit Indonesia or Borneo and witness them in their natural habitat. What a special treat this must have been for you!

    • says:

      Yes, it truly was amazing to see them in their natural habitat. I believe you can also see them Malaysia somewhere, as well as yes, Borneo.

      And my next wild critter quest is… to see the Snow Monkeys in the hot springs (in winter) at Nagano Japan! 😉

  5. I went to Sumatra a few years ago, but more at the Kota Kinabalu area. Nice beaches! I was traveling with a local Vietnamese friend who wasn’t interested in seeing the orangutans. I think there was a hotel in the area that had a few of them, but to get to the ones in the forest would’ve needed a plane ride. Still want to see that! And there’s supposed to be some beautiful islands in the south of Sabah I want to check out. Too many places to see!

    • TravelnLass says:

      “Too many places to see!”

      Boy, you’ve got THAT right, James! Waaaaay too many to see in one lifetime. We really need to step up that research on cloning. 😉

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