Orang UtanA male orang utan was captured on camera trying to spear a fish. The scene was captured on an island called Kaja, off central Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo.

Kaja Island, located about 40km from central Kalimantan capital of Palangka Raya, also has facilities to rehabilitate the orang utan.

Thinkers Of The JungleThe image is part of several images in a new book titled “Thinkers Of The Jungle” by Gerd Schuster, Willie Smits and Jay Ullal, published this month by Ullmann Publishing.

Amazon.com says of the book:

“We all recognize these highly intelligent and impressive animals - orangutans. But very few people know anything about their habits and how they live.

Around 6,000 of these animals die every year; they are among the world’s most endangered species. This book reveals the truth abouth the tragedy besetting the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra.

The breathtaking and moving photographs cannot fail to trigger a strong emotional reaction on the part of the reader.”

By the way, have you ever tried to catch a fish using a spear? I had.

In my case, it was not a spear but rather a sharpened bamboo pole. But that was when I was small in the 80’s.

I remember catching a small stingray at the Bak Bak Beach in Kudat, Sabah — the northern Borneoan state of Malaysia — using a tiny bamboo pole.

Unlike other type of fish, stingrays are easy to strike, especially baby stingrays.

They would just glide in shallow water and hide under the sand. All you need to do is to thrust the spear at the right spot and you’d catch yourself a baby stingray.

One Response to “Borneo Male Orang Utan Captured On Camera While Attempting To Spear Fish”

  1. Brian McNamee Says:

    I might suggest my new book, WITH PYTHONS & HEAD-HUNTERS IN BORNEO.

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