‘Orangutans of Borneo’ coming to Summit County library Friday
If you go
What: “The Orangutans of Borneo” presented by Chris and Ricky Daly
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne
Info: This free event is the final installment of the Friends of the Library’s Travel Slide Show Series. Call 970-468-5887 or go to SummitCountyLibraries.org.
Friends of the Library goes to “The Orangutans of Borneo” on Friday for the final installment of the group’s Travel Slide Show Series.
The journey into a remote Indonesian province comes from the travels of Chris and Ricky Daly. The pair lived in Southeast Asia for three years, and in December 2012, traveled to Camp Leakey and spent time with several families of orangutans in their natural habitat.
The images they captured came from a combination of a Canon aquatic, Nikon D100 and Cisco video camera, according to a library news release.
“Ricky was superb at picking out some simply awesome places and Borneo was one of them,” Chris Daly said in the release.
As they share their close portraits of the primates Friday at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne, the Dalys also will discuss meeting and the work of Dr. Birute Galdikas, who for more than 40 years dedicated herself to the orangutans and their survival.
For her efforts, Galdikas was labeled one of famed paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey’s “golden angels,” with the others being Dianne Fossey for her work with silverback gorillas and Jane Goodall, whose passion was chimpanzees.
“The close access to hundreds of orangutans in their natural habitat and a visit with Dr. Galdikas made this especially worthwhile,” Chris Daly said.
They had not been to that reserve before, and “because of its remoteness, we are not likely to return,” he added. “People like to talk about their ‘bucket lists’ — places that they want to travel to before they kick the bucket. This trip caused me to stop making ‘bucket lists.’ (It) was never on any bucket list of mine, yet it should have been. How many more places are out there that are simply beyond our imagination as we dream of a short list of travel to exotic locations?”
The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. For more info, call 970-468-5887 or go to SummitCountyLibraries.org.
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