12 June 2017
Recording of the week: an encounter with an orangutan
This week's selection comes from Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds.
Coming face to face with a wild orangutan is something most nature lovers can only dream about. In this evocative interview extract, wildlife sound recordist John Paterson vividly describes a chance encounter with a curious female in Borneo's Danum Valley.
These critically endangered primates can only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra and are the subject of several conservation programmes whose work attempts to counter the effects of poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade.
More interviews with wildlife sound recordists, from scientists to hobbyists, can be found here.