Our Senior Account Director, Rosie, just returned from a trip to Borneo.
Borneo is the world’s third largest island and yet houses the Bornean Pygmy Elephant and Bornean Sun Bear – the smallest elephant and bear species. It’s also home to the proboscis monkey (primate with the longest nose), Mount Kinabalu (one of South East Asia’s highest peaks) and the world’s tallest tropical trees (in the oldest rainforest which is about 130 million years old).
Although Rosie didn’t see a Bornean Pygmy Elephant or Bornean Sun Bear, she came home with plenty of stories, many mosquito bites and a whole host of pictures.
Here are some of her highlights:
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu (4,095 metres) for sunrise – just…
Swimming with turtles (and plenty of fish) around Lankayan Island in the Sulu Sea.
Working with the Turtle Sanctuary team on Lankayan Island to help release baby Hawksbill turtles into the ocean. Only about 1 in 1,000 survive to adulthood; hopefully these ones are still paddling!
Looking out for wildlife along the Kinabatangan River, the second longest river in Malaysia (350 miles). You can see monkeys, Bornean Pygmy Elephants, crocodiles, hornbills and many other animals…
A proboscis monkey posing on the banks of Kinabatangan River.
Seeing a mother Orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Founded in 1964, the centre is located within the 4,294 hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve and is for injured, orphaned or rescued orang utans who are trained how to survive in the forest.
Exploring Danum Valley – one of the largest and best preserved lowland rainforests in Southeast Asia. It’s home to 340 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles, and 56 species of amphibians – plus plenty of leeches (leech socks are a must).
A beautiful Red Leaf Monkey in Danum Valley.
And a close up to finish on.