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Fauna of Borneo
'Borneo - the world's third largest island - is one of its richest treasure-houses, full of an immense variety of wild animals and plants, all living in a magnificent tropical forest.' Sir David Attenborough, 2006

Borneo's tropical rainforests are indisputably the oldest in the world and in it a treasure trove of various diversified and intriguing species of both flora and fauna. Charles Darwin once described it as "one great wild untidy luxuriant hothouse made by nature for herself".

The world's largest flower (Rafflesia), the smallest squirrel (Pygmy squirrel) weighing a mere 20gm, gigantic flying squirrels, frogs that 'fly', a leech that reach a length of 300mm (12 inches) (Kinabalu Giant Leech), a moth that is larger than many birds (The Atlas Moth), fish that 'walk' on mud, monkeys that dive and swim, plants that eat insects - we have it all in Borneo and more.

This extraordinary species diversity and subtlety, flora and fauna which are not found anywhere else, are our Borneo's treasure. There is much to be learned and researched as there are still thousands of plants and animals still waiting to be discovered.

For us, Borneo is truly a global heritage.

The following are brief introduction and overview of Borneo's exotic and diversified wildlife:-

  1. Amphibians, Best Known - Frogs

  2. Birds, Best Known - Hornbill, Pheasant, Frogmouth, Pitta, and Others...

  3. Invertebrates, Best Known - Butterfly, Moth, Stick & Leaf Insect, and more

  4. Mammals, Best Known - Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkey, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Bornean Pygmy Elephants, and more...

  5. Marine Life, The epi-centre of Global Marine Diversity

  6. Reptiles, Best Known - Crocodile, Turtle & Tortoise, Lizard (Agama, Gecko, Monitor, Skink), Snake (Pyton, Typical Snake, & Venomous Snake), and more...

  7. Wildlife of Borneo - Totally Protected Species,

And the best places to spot this wildlife are at the following sanctuary:-

  1. Sabah's Danum Valley Conservation Area, One of the world's foremost tropical rainforest research and environment education center

  2. Sabah's Lower Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary, Sabah's longest river with an extraordinary wildlife

  3. Sabah's Mount Kinabalu, the richest and most remarkable assemblage of flora and fauna in the world

  4. Sabah's Sepilok Forest Reserve & Orang Utan Sanctuary, the most important Orang Utan Sanctuary in the world

  5. Sabah's Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the last major stronghold of the Sumatra Rhinoceros in Borneo

  6. Sabah's The Maliau Basin & Imbak Canyon, the "Lost World" of Borneo

  7. Sarawak's Bako National Park, Sarawak's oldest national park

  8. Sarawak's Lambir Hills National Park, Incredible diversity - 1,100 tree species dwelling within a 50-hectare plot!

  9. Sarawak's Mulu National Park, the world's largest cave chamber and the world's most extensive cave system with razor sharp limestone pinnacle

  10. Sarawak's Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, enjoy close encounter with these charismatic great apes

  11. Talang - Satang National Park, Turtle Island Sarawak

Our team at ABCTours takes great pleasure creating tailor-made tour packages for our discerning guests and family. Do let us know your preference and we shall design a package that suits your individuality and travel time table.

Below are some of our standard tour packages and itinerary for your reference. Please feel free to mix and match these packages, otherwise check out our Private Collection of Customized Tours for a suitable itinerary or request us to design one especially for you.

 Products / Tours Packages Duration Code  
1. ORANGUTAN - TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK (ex Pangkalan Bun) 4D3N KALIMANTAN/4D/PKN View
2. KALIMANTAN UNCOVERED (ex Balikpapan) 7D6N KALIMANTAN/7D/BPN View
3. BAKO NATIONAL PARK (Ex Kuching) Day Trip KCH/1D/Bako View
4. Irrawaddy Dolphin watching and Satang Island (Ex Kuching) Day Trip KCH/1D/Satang View
5. 3D2N Danum Valley Tropical Rainforest (Ex Lahad Datu) 3D2N LDU/3D/Danum View
6. 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Reserve Observation & Nature (Ex Lahad Datu) 3D2N LDU/3D/Tabin View
7. 4D3N Danum Valley Tropical Rain Forest (Ex Lahad Datu) 4D3N LDU/4D/Danum View
8. 5D4N Tabin Wildlife Reserve & Danum Valley Tropical Rain Forest (Ex Lahad Datu) 5D4N LDU/5D/Danum View
9. 2D1N Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (Ex Sandakan) 2D1N SDK/2D/OrangUtan View
10. 2D1N Turtle Island & Sepilok (Ex Sandakan) 2D1N SDK/2D/TurtleSepilok View
11. 3D2N Kinabatangan River - Abai & Sukau (Ex Sandakan) 3D2N SDK/3D/AbaiSukau View
12. 4D3N TURTLE ISLAND & KINABATANGAN SAFARI (Ex Sandakan) 4D3N SDK/4D/TurtlePrimates View
13. BORNEO WILDLIFE SAFARI 5D4N SDK/5D/Safari View
14. 5D4N Maliau Basin - The Lost World (Ex Kota Kinabalu) 5D4N TWU/5D/Maliau View
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