|Room with a view!|
The forest is literally alive with sounds - during the day, the cricketing, clicking and chirruping of insects, birds, squirrels and other unseen creatures is continuous. But at night the volume and variety of tunes scales up a notch to provide a symphony of nature. It seems everything comes awake at night and the call of the lizards, frogs and bugs is arresting. The scuttling and scratching of a mouse in our room at night has been an added extra so the fan has been welcome to blanket the noise.
|Lizard enjoying our dinner.|
Our other reason to being in Sepilok, Borneo, is to see orangutans in one of the two places in the world that they live wild. Unfortunately more than 50% of Borneo's rainforest area has been destroyed, with the majority of its replacement being huge palm oil plantations. Deceptively it looks like the island is still covered with trees but these palm plantations have eradicated habitat for millions of creatures including the infamous orangutan.
|Swinging in for a spot of lunch.|
|Is it bananas or mangoes today?|
|Flexible and gymnastic!|
|The one that got away.|