Day after my first visit and the sad message to visit the center was impossible without approval, I still got permission to see some of the Orangutanger at the proper distance and only the older ones.

One of the female bosses, Okie, followed me around the area after a special canceled path so that I could see them in their natural habitat.

Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) use local islands as a prerelease site for the orangutans that are nearly ready for release. 

This visit lasted about an hour and I was also lucky enough to see an Oriental pied hornbill, a bird that looks like anything else but a bird, amazing sight,  Oki show me also the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia arnoldii.

Rafflesian, the world’s largest flower !! may be over 100 centimeters in diameter, and weigh up to 10 kilograms. Though this one was much smaller than that.. Only in Borneo and Sumatra

Very rare and protected, and only available at few places in the world. It is a carnivorous plant

Then I left the center and heading for Palangka Raya, 35 km south and hopefully wait for an answer from Java Office

See Yeah Later

// P-G

The Global Cyclist with tears in the soul