Orangutan Finding

I started to lose my confidence in the search for orangutans for a while, since I couldn’t find any for a long time. BUT NOW FINALLY I just found my first one; beautiful Gismo! For about one year he wasnt seen around camp at all. He is a flanging male, and regarding his size it seems like he’s gonna be a really dominant one.

Gismo with his mouth full of food

Gismo with his mouth full of food

It’s fun to follow the orangutans who come to the ground to drink and forage on termites. You suddenly come so close, you realize how vulnerable you are and that you are there on their premises. Gismo would always try to make sure to have a distance of 10-15 meters once on the ground, but the forest is so dense that you can’t let him go much further than ten, otherwise he might get lost, which he also eventually did. After a long time in the forest now, I must say that Gismo is one of the most beautiful orangutans I’ve seen!

Gismo in the rain

Gismo in the rain

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  5 comments for “Orangutan Finding

  1. August 1, 2014 at 05:40

    Aw..how old is Gismo? Beautiful pictures.

    • August 5, 2014 at 20:13

      Hej, Thank you!
      Gismo as well as most of the other male Orangutans moved into the area. It is therefore very difficult to say how old he is since we don`t know when he was born. But I would guess that he is between 15 and 20 years because he developed flanges already.

  2. Hans Osterman
    August 1, 2014 at 06:41

    Sitting after a short swim i the sun,reading about orangutan Gismo! What a wonderful world we have! Big hug to both of you, Wilhelm!

  3. August 3, 2014 at 13:35

    Reblogged this on Ms M's Bookshelf and commented:
    This blog has a couple of contributers. Brenda and Joel who are hiking on Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands, and this section where Wilhelm who is involved inconservation in Africa. Both projects are really interesting and have beautiful photos, but the most important thing is raising awareness. I hope you enjoy this today and become a follower of the Biotrotter.

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