A Perfect Kuching Day Trip!
Kayak through the rain forests between the foothills of soaring limestone mountains.
Visit a friendly Bidayuh village at Kg. Danu along the way, traverse rapids and take a swimming and lunch break on a sandy beach bank before reaching Kg. Semadang.
After the kayak trip we will proceed to the Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see the orang utans at feeding time.
A full and exciting day of fun and adventure awaits you!
Duration: 8 Hours
Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate
Minimum : 2 Persons
RM218/- per person
(including Packed Lunch & Entrance Fee)
Orang Utan - Man of the Forest
The name orang utan comes from the Malay phrase Orang Utan or “man of the forest”. These primates can be found mainly in Borneo (estimated population: 22,000) and Sumatra (estimated population: 5,000).
The largest tree-climbing animal in the world, the orang utan (Pongo pygaeus) is now an endangered species mainly because of the loss of habitat due to logging, agriculture, fires and hunters who often kill the mother to capture an infant to sell as pets.
In addition, these primates have a slow reproductive rate and females have only one baby every seven to eight years. Infants stay with their mothers until they are about seven or eight.
Orang utans are totally protected in Malaysia.
Unlike chimpanzees and gorillas, orang utans do not live in large social or family groups. They are semi-solitary animals. Adult males are usually found alone and adult females are generally accompanied by one or two offsprings. Adolescent orang utans are the most sociable, spending up to half of their time in small groups of two to five.
Adult males are much larger than females and often grow to 150cm in height and average 120kg in weight. Adult males also have large cheek pads and a large pouch of skin under their chin.
Orang utans eat leaves, barks, buds, stems, fruits and will occasionally eat insects, although they are mainly fruit eaters.
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