PROBOSCIS MONKEY

River travel is the classic (and easiest) way to travel into the thickly forested heart of Borneo – or at least to explore the dwindling remnants that haven’t been cleared for oil palm plantations. At 560km, the Kinabatangan is Sabah’s longest river, flowing east from the Crocker Range to spill into the mangrove-fringedSulu Sea. Its lower reaches pulse through one of Southeast Asia’s richest rainforests – a haven for elephants, otters and primates such as the charismatic, pink-faced, pot-bellied, big-nosed proboscis monkey.

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