The Orangutan And Tribes Tour - The Wildlife Of Bako National Park
The Orangutan And Tribes Tour - The Wildlife Of Bako National Park

The Orangutan And Tribes Tour - The Wildlife Of Bako National Park

The Great Projects On Tour: Upcoming Staff Trips

The Great Projects On Tour: Upcoming Staff Trips

Team members Lauren and James, joined colleague Georgia to explore the world of volunteer-centric travel. Gearing up for their upcoming trip to South Africa, they share their excitement and delve into some of the incredible opportunities our projects have to offer in this stunning country.

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Florian's Review of the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Florian's Review of the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Florian volunteered at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary in August 2021 and took the time to share with us some of his favourite highlights, alongside some wonderful photos! Have a read of today's blog to see what you could experience when volunteering in Namibia.

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Meet The New Arrival at the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet The New Arrival at the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet 10-month-old spider monkey, Koa, in today's blog. After a wildlife confiscation undertaken in December by local Forest and Environmental Protection Police officers, Koa was freed from illegal captivity as a pet and is now undergoing rehabilitation at the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 17th Feb 2017 2 mins

Last weekend the team on the Orangutan and Tribes Tour managed to capture some amazing images of some of the animals that can be seen in Bako National Park, and we wanted to share them with you to give you an idea of what you could expect to see on the tour!

The Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis Monkey

These extremely rare monkeys are found only in Borneo, but they are immediately recognisable thanks to their unique look! It is normally quite tricky to spot these cheeky monkeys as they like to reside high up in the trees, but if you keep your eyes peeled you may be able to see the pot belly of one of the males poking out.

The Silver Leaf Monkey

Silver Leaf Monkey

These monkeys may not be as immediately striking as the proboscis monkeys are, but they are unique in their own way. The Silver Leaf monkeys have an extremely long non-prehensile tail which can range in length anywhere from 67-75 centimetres! These monkeys are plentiful in the Bornean rainforests so you should be able to spot them quite easily.

The Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

These lizards hold a special place in the heart of many locals in remote areas of Borneo thanks to the warning cry they emit when a crocodile is approaching. However whilst it is a treat to see them out roaming in their natural habitat, you should not get too close to them as their salvia is toxic and can do a lot of damage. We recommend admiring from a distance!

The Colugo

Colugo

Colugos are arboreal mammals which are found throughout South East Asia, but their most identifiable feature is that they are able to glide from tree to tree! These animals are able to glide up to 70 meters, and although they are famously very shy animals you may be able to spot one if you look very closely.

These are only some of the amazing animals you could see throughout the Orangutan and Tribes Tour. If you want to find out a little more about the project, then take a look at the project page and take advantage of the current 10% discount!

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