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Steve Leonard - In Borneo

One of the stars of 'Orang-utan Diary', Grendon, a Bornean orang-utan making a nest and vocalising. A sad reminder that this infant should be with his mother in a nest she has made. One of the stars of 'Orang-utan Diary', Grendon, a Bornean orang-utan making a nest and vocalising. A sad reminder that this infant should be with his mother in a nest she has made.
The marbled cat possesses an unusual mixture of small and big cat characteristics, although it weighs about three kilograms and is about the size of a domestic cat. The marbled cat possesses an unusual mixture of small and big cat characteristics, although it weighs about three kilograms and is about the size of a domestic cat.
The Malayan sun bear, the smallest of the world's eight bear species, has very loose skin around the neck so that if bitten on the back of the neck by another bear, a tiger or clouded leopard, the bear can turn in its skin to bite back at its attacker. The Malayan sun bear, the smallest of the world's eight bear species, has very loose skin around the neck so that if bitten on the back of the neck by another bear, a tiger or clouded leopard, the bear can turn in its skin to bite back at its attacker.
Nepenthes rajah is a carnivorous plant that attracts its prey via a fragrant odour but the waxy surface of the inside of the pitcher does not provide support, and the plant’s victims tumble into the fluid below. The gigantic pitcher is said to capture rats, frogs and lizards as well as insects. Nepenthes rajah is a carnivorous plant that attracts its prey via a fragrant odour but the waxy surface of the inside of the pitcher does not provide support, and the plant’s victims tumble into the fluid below. The gigantic pitcher is said to capture rats, frogs and lizards as well as insects.
Creating beautiful flashes of colour when gathered in large groups, Rajah Brooke's birdwing was named after the White Rajah of Sarawak, Captain Brooke, who ruled an English Province in northern Borneo in the middle of the 19th century. Creating beautiful flashes of colour when gathered in large groups, Rajah Brooke's birdwing was named after the White Rajah of Sarawak, Captain Brooke, who ruled an English Province in northern Borneo in the middle of the 19th century.
The agile Bornean gibbon marks and defends territory via regular morning songs and calls that echo through the forest. The best alarm clock you could ever imagine. Although hard to set accurately. The agile Bornean gibbon marks and defends territory via regular morning songs and calls that echo through the forest. The best alarm clock you could ever imagine. Although hard to set accurately.
Crested fireback pheasants are widely admired for their impressive facial decorations, which play an important role in courtship displays. Crested fireback pheasants are widely admired for their impressive facial decorations, which play an important role in courtship displays.
The distinctive Irrawaddy dolphin is known to spit water to herd fish, and has even been reported to stun large fish with a blow from the lower jaw, only to play with them before casting them aside. The distinctive Irrawaddy dolphin is known to spit water to herd fish, and has even been reported to stun large fish with a blow from the lower jaw, only to play with them before casting them aside.
Hunting and deforestation pose critical threats to the endemic Hose's langur across its range. The reputed medicinal value of the ‘bezoar' stones sometimes formed in the monkey's guts makes this species a target even for hunters uninterested in its meat. Hunting and deforestation pose critical threats to the endemic Hose's langur across its range. The reputed medicinal value of the ‘bezoar' stones sometimes formed in the monkey's guts makes this species a target even for hunters uninterested in its meat.
With a reputation as the most melodious bird in Malaysia, the loud, bubbling song of the straw-headed bulbul is the reason behind its Vulnerable status. With a reputation as the most melodious bird in Malaysia, the loud, bubbling song of the straw-headed bulbul is the reason behind its Vulnerable status.
The handsome banteng largely resembles domestic cattle both in size and colour. These social creatures spend most of their time in herds of 2 to 40 animals, which are usually led by an older cow and accompanied by a single mature male. The handsome banteng largely resembles domestic cattle both in size and colour. These social creatures spend most of their time in herds of 2 to 40 animals, which are usually led by an older cow and accompanied by a single mature male.
The epiphytic orchid, Phalaenopsis gigantea, is known locally as 'elephant ears' due to the enormous, olive-green leaves that it bears. The epiphytic orchid, Phalaenopsis gigantea, is known locally as 'elephant ears' due to the enormous, olive-green leaves that it bears.
In the past twenty years, 80 percent of orang-utan habitat has been lost to illegal logging, gold mining and conversion to permanent agriculture, in particular, palm oil plantations. In the past twenty years, 80 percent of orang-utan habitat has been lost to illegal logging, gold mining and conversion to permanent agriculture, in particular, palm oil plantations.
The Critically Endangered Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros, historically found throughout Borneo, may today number fewer than 50 individuals. The Critically Endangered Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros, historically found throughout Borneo, may today number fewer than 50 individuals.
In proportion to its body size, the clouded leopard has the largest canines of all the cats. In proportion to its body size, the clouded leopard has the largest canines of all the cats.
White seraya is an extremely important commercial timber, and, as such, has become Critically Endangered through over-harvesting, and probably extensive illegal logging. White seraya is an extremely important commercial timber, and, as such, has become Critically Endangered through over-harvesting, and probably extensive illegal logging.
Very little is known about the rare and elusive false serotine bat. The habitat of this species is being lost as a result of human activities. Deforestation of primary rainforest is ongoing in order to create land for homes, agriculture and, importantly, oil palm. Very little is known about the rare and elusive false serotine bat. The habitat of this species is being lost as a result of human activities. Deforestation of primary rainforest is ongoing in order to create land for homes, agriculture and, importantly, oil palm.

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