The Kinabatangan River is one of the longest rivers in Malaysia and also one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in Asia. Here, visitors can witness a variety of rare wildlife, including Asian elephants, crocodiles, snakes, felines, various monkeys, and the remaining 7,000 proboscis monkeys in the world. It is also home to hundreds of species of birds, including the Malaysian national bird – the Rhinoceros Hornbill.
Here, visitors can choose to take a boat tour or embark on a hiking adventure. Along the way, they can enjoy the beautiful scenery, including the lush tropical rainforest on both sides of the river, vast bodies of water, layered mountain peaks, and the tranquility and peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
During the COVID-19 quarantine period when we were unable to travel overseas, me and Zhu zhu decided to fly to Sabah, where the world’s most primitive forest is located, for a deep mountain journey.
入住了位于Kinabatangan河边的一家野生动物观察度假村 Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge。该度假村坐落在一个茂密的热带雨林环境中。度假村提供多种类型的住宿，包括标准房、豪华房和河畔小屋等。所有住宿都配备了基本的设施，例如空调、热水淋浴和私人浴室等。
在Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge，游客可以参加多种野生动物观察活动，例如河流游船、夜间丛林步行和鸟类观察等。该度假村拥有熟练的向导，他们将带领游客进行探险活动，并与他们分享当地的文化和历史。此外，该度假村还提供传统的马来美食，并为游客提供定制的餐饮服务，包括素食和无麸质餐点等等
We stayed at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge, a wildlife observation resort located along the Kinabatangan River. The lodge is situated within a dense tropical rainforest environment.The resort offers various types of accommodations, including standard rooms, luxury rooms, and riverfront cabins. All accommodations are equipped with basic amenities such as air conditioning, hot water showers, and private bathrooms.
At Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge, guests can participate in various wildlife observation activities, such as river cruises, night jungle walks, and bird watching. The resort has skilled guides who will lead guests on exploratory activities and share local culture and history with them.In addition, the resort provides traditional Malay cuisine and offers customized dining services for guests, including vegetarian and gluten-free meal options.
We were having breakfast at the lodge when suddenly heard a huge Bang! on the window. We rushed out and saw this poor Borneo Dwarf Kingfisher lying on the floor unconscious
Zhu Zhu hold it up in her hand and suddenly it woke up, and stay on her palm until fully regain consciousness and flew back to the jungle.
This species is the smallest of all King fisher in Borneo, it rainbow-like feather make its color really pop below the sunlight
The Sabah long-nosed monkey, also known as the Bornean proboscis monkey, is a species of primate that lives in Sabah, Malaysia and on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.They are one of the largest arboreal animals in the world, with a length of up to 2 meters and a weight of around 100 kilograms.Their most notable feature is their long, protruding nose, which can reach over 30 centimeters in length and is used for sniffing out food and sucking up water.
As for the issue mentioned about the male genitalia of the Sabah long-nosed monkey being erect, there are indeed some scientific literature that mentions this phenomenon.Reportedly, in some male Sabah long-nosed monkeys, the length of the penis can reach over 70 centimeters, and their penis seems to be in a state of erection under normal conditions.This is because there is a powerful contraction muscle inside their body, which continuously pumps blood into the penis to maintain an erect state.This phenomenon is unique to the Sabah long-nosed monkey and differs significantly from the reproductive system of other primates.However, this phenomenon does not seem to play a particularly important role in the sexual behavior of the Sabah long-nosed monkey, as their mating time is usually brief, only lasting a few seconds.
The Sabah long-nosed monkey is an omnivorous animal that primarily feeds on fruits, leaves, flowers, and insects.They are social animals that typically live in groups of 20 to 30 individuals, led by a dominant adult male.Their breeding season usually occurs between February and April each year, with a gestation period of approximately six months.
Imagine this: on the grassy banks of the Kinabatangan River, you spot the world’s most adorable proboscis monkeys gracefully munching on fruit and leaves, their long noses stretching out in the warm glow of the sunset.
But this is just one of the many wonders awaiting you at Kinabatangan River. This tropical river in Sabah, Malaysia is a wildlife paradise, home to one of Asia’s last remaining populations of wild elephants and a stunning array of birdlife.
And you can experience it all firsthand! A visit to Kinabatangan River means immersing yourself in breathtaking natural beauty, getting up close and personal with the river’s wild inhabitants, and supporting local communities and conservation efforts. So pack your bags, and embark on an awe-inspiring journey along the Kinabatangan River!