During our ten days in Borneo we saw orangutans, proboscis monkeys, long tailed monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, gibbons, wild pigs, snakes, huge monitor lizards, squirrels, hornbill birds, spiders, huge earthworms and millipedes, insects, leeches, fish, coral, eels…. It was like being in a zoo, but without fences!

We didn’t get to see any pigmy elephants but we saw their poo, missed them by three days!  We also didn’t see any sun bears, turtles or crocodiles, you have to keep your eyes peeled.  I saw a whole family of Nemo clown fish when I went snorkeling, and so many colourful fish, including a dog-faced puffer fish! At Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary we got to see heaps of orangutans in the wild, where they were returning to the special feeding platforms. These are the most amazing animals in the world! Look out in the photos for Mimi and her baby Cecil, and Sogu Sogu, a cheeky five year old orangutan who was right above my head!

We also visited the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where they feed the humorous, crazy orange monkeys with weird noses!  We then got to hand feed some Silver leaf monkeys string beans. The hornbill bird has ivory on it’s beak, amazing!

Check out my photos by clicking on them in the Slideshow below.

6 thoughts on “Animals in Borneo”

  1. It was a great trip, thanks Cameron. The Orangutans were my favourite. Very cool animals!

  2. I like the big orange orangatans and the snakes and bugs.

  3. I had an awesome trip Camryn, you would have enjoyed seeing the Orangutans too.

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