Fun and Safety Tips for Your Orangutan Tour No specific skills will be needed for a orangutan tour – simply a desire to behold new and fascinating wildlife, have a taste of true adventure, and respect for the forest and everything in it! When to Come for a Tour Trips often run the entire year, […]
Fun and Safety Tips for Your Orangutan Tour No specific skills will be needed for a orangutan tour – simply a desire to behold new and fascinating wildlife, have a taste of true adventure, and respect for the forest and everything in it! When to Come for a Tour Trips often run the entire year, but the most popular time to come is from June to September when there is less probability of rain. Still, short storms should be expected at any time of the year, although they are most prevalent from November to May. Temperatures and humidity levels are high. You should get accustomed to this and drink enough fluids.
Smart Ideas: Travels Revisited
What to Bring
Smart Ideas: Travels Revisited
To shield your skin from the sun and insects, bring a high SPF lotion as well as insect repellents anti-malarials. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses and long pants and tops with long sleeves. high-energy snacks, a towel, a rain poncho and other things similar. Safety Tips with Orangutans Never start contact. Never ever come up to an orangutan. If an orangutan tries to create, step very slowly back. Should the animal grab you, relax and avoid jerky movements. Try gently twisting your arm free, and if nothing happens, call calmly for help. Never travel in the forest by yourself. An orangutan may look gentle, but it can bite so be careful. > Steer clear of organgutans if you’re feeling sick. You can end up passing on flu, colds or any gastrointestinal or respiratory diseases to the animals or the other way around. Avoid coughing near them. Be sure to wash your hands every now and then using soap and water. Women who are having their monthly period must take additional care. Adult and near-adult male orangutans are known to forcibly pursue menstruating women. > Learn to spot male orangutans. Sub-adult and adult males have beards and are a lot bigger in size, with bigger cheek pads. Unlike wild males, former captives are not so afraid of humans. On a very rare occasion when a male ex-captive charges, run. > Do not feed an orangutan. Don’t even give the animal food. If you see anybody feeding orangutans, ask them politely to stop because this can encourage the animals to steal food, leading to confrontations. > Never come anywhere near the orangutans’ feeding platform. Stay back from the animals as much as possible to prevent them from causing unnecessary stress. > Take care of your belongings. Don’t use a bright-colored bag as this is specifically attractive to orangutans (fruits are typically bright-colored). If an orangutan attempts to grab something from you, give it without resisting (the staff will usually negotiate its return). You don’t want to agitate an orangutan, whatever is at stake.