Monday, October 26, 2009

In the jungle

The crew and I arrived in Malaysia on October 21st to film episodes for Jack Hanna's Into the Wild. When we arrived at our hotel, the Pacific Sutera, we were greeted by Murut dancers (decendents of headhunters!)

On Friday we saw orangutans in the wild for the first time ever with the help of our guide and Red Ape Encounters researcher Mincho! It was truly an incredible experience. The Columbus Zoo proudly supports their work in the Hutan forest. After seeing the orangutans in the wild we visited a rehab center in Borneo called Sepilok. The orangutans come into the facilty and go through a 3 step process before eventually (when they are ready) being released INTO THE WILD. Suzi, Julie and I absolutely fell in love with the babies!