Guest Video: The Secret Life of Orangutans


We’re traveling to Borneo this week because it’s the only place to find our Friday feline, the extremely rare bay cat.

While researching that post today, I found this and it’s worth sharing!



A little good news to close on — the rate of deforestation on Borneo is slowing, thanks to a decline in oil palm prices.

The “persons of the forest” have to deal with these cats (we’ve already met the marbled cat and leopard cat):



Only the clouded leopard — which is arboreal — is big enough, in my opinion, to pose a threat, and then only to unprotected young orangutans or weakened adults.

According to the IUCN, tigers aren’t on Borneo — just Sumatra. But we probably should ask the orangutans before totally ruling them out!



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