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Weird and Wonderful Wildlife

Curiouser and curiouser, Borneo’s wildlife is both strange and charming

The Kinabatangan River is the wildlife epicentre of Borneo. Here you will catch sight of proboscis monkey, with their pot bellies, webbed feet, and strange faces which make them a target for ridicule; elusive clouded leopard creeping along the forest floor; and, of course, nesting orangutan, as well as a host of magnificent birds. There are boardwalks and bird towers round the lodges, and these are an ideal place from which to tick off the species you most want to see.

After dark, you might want to head out on a night safari to see more strange creatures; slow loris with huge eyes catching every stray movement in the dark; civet and western tarsier; and wonderful fireflies, flickering like lanterns among the trees.
 
In daytime, be sure to seek out the gentle sunbears which manage to suck honey straight from bee hives without getting stung; and the cute but endangered pygmy elephant with oversized ears, plump bellies, and great long tails which drag on the ground as they walk. Then there are cats, wild boar, monitor lizards, 150 species of reptiles and amphibians, and in the ocean, fish, turtle, and whale shark. Borneo has plenty to keep even the most avid wildlife watcher fascinated.