Another fellow veterinarian on the trip. His endless wit and sense of humor (even though he looks kinda funny he is much smarter than he looks) kept us entertained for hours. We even got him to eat his vegetables one night.
Dateline: October 2012 In 1991 I went to Borneo to work with the orangutans in the rain forest at Tanjung Puting National Park. It was a fascinating trip that I have chronicled on this web site already. Reading about this prior trip will allow you to get a good perspective when you read this page on my recent trip. You can access my 1991 trip by clicking here. Hard to believe it has been several decades since I examined this little guy, or should I say, he examined me! In 1991 I never dreamed I would go back, so my trip
In February of 2011 we went to the Serengeti at lake Ndutu to watch the wildebeests calve. It is quite a spectacle, especially when tens of thousands of female wildebeest calve within a two week period of time. We decided to stop off and visit the gorillas in Rwanda on the way to the Serengeti, and ended our trip with the Hadzabe in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. These fascinating people were on the cover of National Geographic last year. It was such a good trip that I would like to repeat it in the near future. This page has links to
In 1991 Dr. P went on a research project studying orangutans in Borneo. Orang-utan means "man of the forest". Please note there is no "G" at the end of orangutan, although most people incorrectly pronounce the word as if there is one. Lewis Leakey, the famous anthropologist sent three womento study the great apes: Jane Goodall to study the chimpanzees at Gombe Game Reserve in Tanzania Dian Fossey to study the mountain gorillas in Rwanda Birute Galdikas to study the orangutans in Borneo. This page is about that research project. If you like rice (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that