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Borneon Gibbon
Colour, uniform brown or greyish brown with grey hair around the face. Long arms. The feet and hands tend to be paler than the rest of the body. Adult female has a “bubbling loud call”. Diurnal and completely arboreal. Normally found only in tall dipterocarp forests. Feed on ripe fruits, young leaves and small insects.
Orangutan
Reddish-brown with no tail. Largest males up to 1.5m tall with a reach between the outstretched arms up to 2.4m. Diet includes foliage, fruit, young leaf, barkof trees, shoots and small insects. They are intelligent tail-less primates.
Borneon Sun Bear
Short hair and entirely black, except for white spot or v-shape mark on the upper chest. Good sense of smell but poor sight and hearing. Diet includes entire bees nests, termites, small animals and fruits. Their front paws are used mostly for feeding activities. They are found in extensive areas of forest.
Borneon Pigmy Elephant
Is the smallest elephant in the world and is mostly active from two hours before dusk until two hours after dawn. They inhabit a variety of terrain, from thick forest to open grassy plains and roam in herds of 15 to 30 individuals led by an old female.
Borneon Clouded Leopard
The largest cat species found in Borneo. Nocturnal and arboreal, and found to inhabit terrestrial areas in Borneo. Diet includes monkey and smaller mammals, even porcupine.
Bintorung or Bearcat
Arboreal and terrestrial. Active at night. Climbs trees skillfully but moves slowly in trees, using the tail as an extra hand. It has never been observed to leap. Diet includes ripe fruits and small animals.
Borneon Bristlehead
25cm. Monotypic genus and family. Very unusual black bird with striking yellow and crimson head, very large hooked bill and short tail. Primary and secondary lowland dipterocarp and hill forest, kerangas, peat swamp forest, occasionally plantations.
Helmeted Hornbill
110-120 cm. Monotypic. Very unusual-looking, very large hornbill with extensive bare skin on head, elongated central tail feathers and uniquely shaped casque. Only hornbill with solid ivory casque.
Giant Pitta
25-29cm. Very large pitta with conspicuous eyestripe and solid blue (male) or reddish brown (female) upperparts. Primary and secondary lowland dipterocarp and hill forest sometimes as high as 900m but commonest in lowlands.
Borneon Banded Pitta
21-24cm. Medium sized pitta with distinctive yellow, black, blue and brown markings. Primary and secondary lowland dipterocarp forest, possibly favouring drier ridgetops, recorded to 1,500m but commonest between 600-1,200m.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) is privileged to be located in the heart of Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA), a Class 1 Protection Forest Reserve under the Sabah Forestry Enactment 1968. These are forests conserved for the protection of watershed and maintenance of the stability of the soil, water conservation, and other essential climatic and environmental factors. Logging and hunting are not permitted in this area. The area is also protected under Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 where visitors have to adhere to a list of restrictions in order to conserve the forests habitat.

Since 2004, BRL has been collaborating with Japanese researchers (Kyoto University) in the Danum Orangutan Research Project (DORP) to study the ecology and behaviour of orangutans in undisturbed primary lowland dipterocarp forest surrounding BRL. These research data of more than 10 years are continuously being analyzed to conserve our orangutan species in the wild.

The lodge daily operations are adapting Green Practices as part of its commitment to minimizing carbon footprint in the rainforest. Solar-powered water heaters are installed in most chalets. All the waste produced are segregated and recycled accordingly. There is no single-plastic usage, instead, reusable drinking bottles and biodegradable lunch boxes are being used. For cleaning, only eco-friendly detergents are used and wastewater is treated with Effective Micro Organism (EM) mudball. Guests amenities are made from natural ingredients.

There is also tree planting programs and dipterocarp seedlings transplantation for both in-house guests and BRL’s employees as part of BRL’s conservation effort and awareness.

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