We’ve all had our share of monkey business, whether been robbed by baboons in India or pissed on by an Orang-utan.
We anxiously waited in the hot afternoon sun at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo. We had all paid an entrance fee, but only some of us would get more than we paid for. I heard gasping and excited murmur in the crowds and turned to see. But all I saw was a black squirrel. More waiting… Until finally! We all saw it in the distance. An orange fuzzy ball coming closer and closer until finally we could see her. A beautiful mother orang-utan with a small baby clinging to her. She entertained us with cheeky antics for a little while going back and fourth from the food to a tree. More and more were coming closer. The excitement of the delicious raw pumpkin was sending them ape-shit. Then without warning the mafia of the jungle appeared – the macaques. The macaques and the orang-utans displayed a vastly entertaining standoff for a while until one young orang-utan got bored with the façade and decided to see what other mischief he could stir-up. Innocently I stood at the front of the crowd with my neck craned looking at this youngster above us asking for food by putting out his hand towards us. “He’s so cute!” we exclaimed. And then it happened. I didn’t see it coming until it was too late because my camera was pointed at him. I didn’t notice until droplets were upon my lens. The little bastard! The cute little thing had just pissed on me! What a legend. We couldn’t do anything more but laugh.
Info Country: Borneo, Malaysia Language: Malaysian Currency: Malaysian Ringgit $1 USD = 3.27RM I was there: August 2013