We all have these days when life is just a bit…meh. For me, that is usually when I am not traveling. When I’m just a regular girl who goes to an office every day, has to deal with tax payments, and does not get called back by the boy she likes.

Today is one of those days and the only things that I think may help are wine and cuddle with a kitten. In lieu of a real kitten, I like to look at cute baby animals online. Even better I realized yesterday while editing photos from my Intrepid Borneo trip if I have actually seen said baby animals live and up close in person before. It somehow put things in perspective, because how lucky am I that I got to experience that? So in case you need a pick-me-up too while doing your taxes or waiting for a boy to call, here you go…

WARNING: You will start oohing and aahing and may annoy those around you. If that happens just share the love and this link. A pygmy elephant and kitten for everyone!

Borneo Pygmy Elephant


There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.

What’s cuter than a baby elephant? A baby pygmy elephant on the shore of the Kinabatangan River in Borneo. Ever since seeing those this blog is inofficially renamed.

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
And what is cuter than one baby turtle? Of course, a whole basket full…

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
While we tried to make it easy for them to find their way into the ocean by placing them directly in front of it, some little guys were still a bit confused which way the waves were.

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
And of course, I found myself a kitten too. Only here it didn’t stop with cuddles, I actually carried it through the jungle. And yes, you may officially call me the crazy lady with her cat, but you try to desert a little cat in a real jungle – impossible. Luckily, my fellow hikers agreed and helped me take turns with her.

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
I actually don’t know if this Red Leaf Monkey is a baby or not, but it doesn’t get much cuter than with a face like this.

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
Seeing orangutans in Borneo is an unforgettable experience for many and the orangutan nursery in Sepilok is the perfect place to start and learn more about those beautiful creatures. Here little baby orangutans who don’t have mothers and/or had to be rescued from captivity learn their skills amongst others. Their teachers are humans and just like in any other kindergarten if someone is naughty they need to go into the naughty corner and have a time out.

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
And as I my dear friend Julia is slightly obsessed with loves monkeys I did a bad no edit on this baby:

There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.


There are few places better to see wildlife than Borneo, Malaysia. On Kinabatangan River and the surrounding jungle you can see pygmy elephant & orangutans.
Because you can never have enough baby orangutan and baby animals pictures to save the day!

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