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Welcome to the Jungle

semi-overcast 25 °C

Well, now we’ve left the jungle. Here is P’s description of it: hot, humid, green, monkeys, orang-utans, frogs, mosquitos. That kind of sums it up!

On boxing day we succeeded in our mission to see an orang-utan, at the brilliant Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre. It’s a great site, with lots of trails, a canopy walkway and some elevated hides. We were hiding from the rain up one of these when Paul noticed some leaves rustling not far away, and our patience watching them was rewarded with our first sight of the ‘old man of the woods’. Leap.jpgHiding_from_rain.jpgThis was a little one though, and he was pretty much doing the same as us – hiding under some leaves, munching on some fruit, literally hanging around. We saw some great rare birds too – rhinosceros hornbills & bristleheads.
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The following day we joined Uncle Tans jungle trip and travelled on to the Kingabatagen River area and jungle where we safaried through and around the jungle on foot and by boat, not to mention sleeping in it! We’re really looking forward to a proper wash, but our nights in the jungle were great fun, surrounded by frogs, gloworms, monkeys & more. We saw more organutans, probiscus monkeys, long and pig tailed macqaques, huge monitor lizards and more.
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Posted by scurried 29.12.2009 15:32

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How cool!! Sounds like heaven! So glad you are having a great time and particularly jealous of the orang utan sightings! Lots of love and a very Happy New Year to you both! xx

04.01.2010 by Tansy

its the worst winter here in 100 years, school shut, roads a nightmare, shops sold out of sledges and rock salt!! complete madness

06.01.2010 by scott

Hi Paul and Sarah, Happy New Year.
Sounds like your having a great time. See you when you return and for sure in July.

Mary & John

08.01.2010 by John & Mary O'Neill

Hi Sarah and Paul,

I showed Mom and Dad your latest blog post. We really enjoyed the photos and descriptions of the jungle. Keep having fun! All the best for 2010!

The Greens

10.01.2010 by Lew Green

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