FD visit to orang utan feeding stations


| May 15, 2020

Found deep in the jungles of Tanjung Puting National Park, Pondok Tanggui is a feeding station visited by wild orang utans that live in the surrounding area. Pondok Tanggui is best visited early in the morning when the animals are at their most active. The continued presence of orang utans in Tanjung Puting National Park is due in part to the long-term efforts of the Orangutan Research and Conservation Program, based at the landmark Camp Leakey research station. This camp was established in 1971 by Professor Birute Galdikas, a student of Professor Louis Leakey after whom the camp is named. The camp consists of a number of permanent wooden structures designed to provide a base for scientists, staff, students, and park rangers, and is a key visit on any trip to the reserve, although it is not possible to stay overnight. Scientists continue to conduct research for the camp, and it may be possible to learn about current ongoing studies during your visit.

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