As proboscis monkeys
(Nasalis larvatus) often sleep along rivers and form bands (aggregations of one male groups) at their sleeping sites, understanding sleeping site selection may shed light on two unusual aspects of this species' socioecology: their close association with rivers and their multilevel social organization.
Gaya Island Resort is a launching pad to discover Borneo, which offers beaches, diving sites, rainforests home to many rare species, including orangutans and proboscis monkeys
Masidi Manjun, the Sabah state tourism, culture and environment minister, told the AFP news agency: "I am concerned about the decline in the proboscis monkeys
Of all the primates (animal group that includes humans and monkeys) in the world, proboscis monkeys
have the biggest honkers around.
Most of all, with a primary rainforest and canopy walk experience less than three hours away from downtown, easy viewing of a large Borneo endemic primate species 20 minutes from downtown and some of the best preserved mangroves in Southeast Asia less than an hour away; safe, stable, healthy and peaceful Brunei has, with Temburong and Selirong and its species of proboscis monkeys
, a nature offering hard to beat in the region.
There we got the unique chance to see the endangered apes in their natural habitat, feasting on bananas and battling with proboscis monkeys
to get the food first.
During my stay, I saw fireflies at night, proboscis monkeys
in the mornings and evenings, and hornbills and other birds throughout the day.
JAKARTA, March 30 Kyodo Dozens of proboscis monkeys
from Kalimantan, which are included on a list of endangered species, died in a zoo in East Java Province from alleged mishandling there, a leading Indonesian newspaper said Tuesday.
Cruise the Kinabatangan River, boating through lush jungle for a chance to spot wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys
, and visit Turtle Island off the coast of Sabah, where giant sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
He has also been involved in conservation programmes for orangutans, elephants, proboscis monkeys
and the elusive slow loris.
Numbers of proboscis monkeys
- famed for their long noses - have declined to around 5,900 on the Malaysian island of Borneo, with their river and coastal habitats being destroyed to make way for palm-oil plantations.
For example, proboscis monkeys
general inhabit the coastal mangrove forest and in the guide we can almost feel the rough bark of the Sonneratia sp.
Look out for rare proboscis monkeys
(who swim by using their hooters as snorkels) and enjoy a postriver barbecue.
They spent Christmas on a beach in New Zealand, saw the Great Barrier Reef by helicopter, lived up a jungle river in Borneo seeing orang-utans and proboscis monkeys
in the wild, along with too many crocodiles
Shots from an 18-month camera trap project in the middle of the Borneo jungle have revealed the presence of cheeky long-tailed macaques - flashing a toothy grin - as well as a family of lounging otters, a terrified-looking leopard, orangutans, a family of big-nose proboscis monkeys
and herds of elephants.