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Borneo's Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Borneo's bountiful wildlife

Borneo's rainforests are so packed with wildlife that over 400 new species have been discovered in the last 15 years or so, and as many as 1,000 kinds of insects can been found in just one tree. As well as those famous Orang-utans, there are proboscis monkeys, clouded leopards, crocodiles, Sumatran rhinos, pygmy elephants, turles and even a slug that fires `love darts' to lure its mate.

Gomantong Caves

Also called Birds Nest Caves, this cave system is composed of two cave complexes: Simud Hitam (Black Cave) and the more accessible Simud Putih (White Cave). Both are famous for the bird’s nests of the swiftlets, which produce edible bird’s nests used in bird’s nest soup. Twice a year locals climb to the roof of the caves using rattan ladders, ropes, and poles to collect the nests. Outside the caves you may also see serpent eagles, bat hawks, kingfishers, and orangutans.