The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, is larger than the entire peninsular Malaysia. Famed for its natural beauty, beaches, national parks etc, it is also home to several species of exotic and endemic wildlife of which the Orang Utans are a large part.
One cannot visit Borneo and come away without saying hello to the Orang Utans. Native to these regions of the world and with a DNA that is almost 97% similar to humans, these beautiful animals are supposed to be the closest match to humans. As my guide put it – The only difference is that they do not drive and we do not swing from trees ????
They are an endangered species and there are various sanctuaries in Sarawak for their protection.