'Follow in my footsteps'
After coronavirus temporarily brought the curtain down on his act, Samsudin is now back on the road performing for children.
His show casts the Javan rhino as the main character, with a macaque and a Sumatran tiger for sidekicks, and a hunter as the villain.
One happy audience member was Gelar Dwi Titar Syahputro, a primary school student who watched the puppet show with his friends.
"It was fun and hilarious. I learned something new. The story told me not to litter and to promise to guard nature," Syahputro said.
Samsudin wants his young audience members to emulate him one day, joining his mission to spread awareness about the environment through folklore.
"I hope among hundreds of children I've met, one or two will follow in my footsteps and join me to spread messages about conservation," he said.
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