Rotation 5: Clinic #2

Back in clinic with the babies! My favourite rotation. This was another full on week! Whoever said never work with children or animals forgot the most manic option of all: infant animals…. the definition of a handful! The week was crazy! Poor little Archie (my favourite little fuzzball) was sick all week and Goman and … More Rotation 5: Clinic #2

Diving, Disaster and not doing Rotation 3: Jungle Trek

On my first three day break away from being an orangutan mother, I stole away for a slice of island life and a chance to take a day’s taster course in scuba diving. Discovery Scuba is an opportunity to see how comfortable you feel diving before committing to a full PADI qualification. After a five … More Diving, Disaster and not doing Rotation 3: Jungle Trek

Rotation 2: Clinic

Rotation two! This means I am in with the babies!!!! Beautiful little balls of fur, cuddles, playtime and their little eyes looking up at me from those milk bottle feeds…. yeah right. In reality it was no cuddles (apart from carrying them to and from the play zone) for the same reason as the outdoor … More Rotation 2: Clinic

Rotation 1: Husbandry

Week one; hands on with the orangutans, was a very exciting time. We had been cooped up in our guesthouse under “quarantine” for seven days and we’re starting to go stir crazy. Although we had gone into Sandakan to buy some groceries and wellies that we will need for work, as well as tour the … More Rotation 1: Husbandry

First Day Jitters

And suddenly it’s real. Lush greenery everywhere (Including the palm oil forestation surrounding me whilst landing which was not such a welcome sight). I had landed in Borneo. After 18 months of waiting, I was here. This bucket list item was about to be ticked off. And I was petrified. I hadn’t given it much … More First Day Jitters