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Making Your Orangutan Tour Fun and Safe No particular skills are needed for an orangutan tour – just a will to see new and exciting wildlife, taste real adventure, and respect for the forest and its occupants. When to Have a Tour Trips are typically ongoing throughout the year; however, the most popular time is from June all the way to September when there is little less chance of rain. Still, short storms must be expected any time of year, though they are most prevalent from the month of November to May. Temperatures in the jingle are high and so is humidity. You need to get used to this and drink a lot of water.
A 10-Point Plan for Resources (Without Being Overwhelmed)
What to Take with You
A 10-Point Plan for Resources (Without Being Overwhelmed)
To guard your skin against the sun and insects, bring high SPF sunscreen, along with insect repellents and even anti-malarial medicines. 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 in the Presence of Orangutans Never open contact. Do not ever approach an orangutan. If an orangutan tries to create, step very slowly back. Should the animal grab you, relax and avoid jerky movements. Try twisting your arm free very gently; if that doesn’t work, call for help as calmly as possible. Never travel in the forest by yourself. An orangutan may look gentle, but it can bite so be careful. > Stay away from organgutans if you’re feeling unwell. You can end up passing on flu, colds or any gastrointestinal or respiratory diseases to the animals or the other way around. Don’t cough while you’re close to them. Make sure to wash your hands often with soap and water. Women having their period must be particularly careful. Adult and sub-adult male orangutans are known to forcibly seek women during their periods. > Learn how to spot male orangutans. Adult and sub-adult males are bearded, much larger in size and have larger cheek pads. Ex-captive males, unlike their wild counterparts, are not as scared of humans. If a male ex-captive charges (this happens very rarely, however), run. > Do not feed an orangutan. Never give this animal food. If someone in your group is feeding orangutans, ask them politely to stop because this may encourage the orangutans to snatch food, creating a confrontation. > Never come near the orangutans’ feeding platform. As much as possible, you’d like to back from the animals, or you will cause them unnecessary stress. > Watch your belongings. Don’t use a bright-colored bag as this is specifically attractive to orangutans (fruits are typically bright-colored). If an orangutan grabs something from your hand, don’t resist and just ask a guide to handle the situation. Whatever is at stake, the last thing you want is to agitate an orangutan.