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!






6 comments:

  1. We love, love, love orangutan babies!!

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  2. jACK GOOD TO SEE YOU AND LET YOU KNOW i ENJOY THE WORK YOU DO.
    yOUR FRIEND
    JACK SAFFOLD

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  3. I watched the David Letterman show tonight and wasn't very impressed with the opportunities presented to you to explain yourself thoroughly on the show itself and wanted to inform you that I thoroughly enjoyed the show and really appreciated your educational insight into the world of animals that we rarely get to see.
    Thanks!

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  4. Hi, Jack I never had a chanca to thank you for what you did for Nicholas. I will never forget your family and staff,for all the love the should my family,sincerlly Frank Beresford

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  5. Janet in Louisville, KYFebruary 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Thank you, Jack, for all of your efforts to inform the public about animals not only in the wild, but those born in captivity. My comment is based on the recent tragic death of the killer whale trainer and the debate it has sparked regarding putting all whales "back" in the wild. It is sad and SCARY that people do not understand that putting these animals who were born in captivity in the wild is a death sentence to them. I pray your efforts to inform people of this fact are fruitful. I have been a fan for MANY years (since we were both young, haha), love your both Gorillas on the Highway, and just love you, as we all do. Thank you, Jack!

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  6. Jack & Family,
    You do such a great job educating the public.
    (not an easy job)
    Just want you to know you have my respect.
    Regarding the Killer whale as listed above.
    It has killed two people now.
    I understand they can't just let it go out to sea, however if it were a dog it would most likely be put down. Should it go to a zoo now or continue to perform with people?
    I think it is a hard call.
    I love animals, but most all animals that kill people are destroyed. Regardless of who's was wrong.
    What do you think?

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