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A final set of photos from our monkey spotting expeditions in Borneo

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After we’d returned from the Kinabatangan river, we had time to pop back to the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. The afternoon feeding session was as good as the morning one we’d been to a few days earlier.

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This young orang-utan turned up early and hung around, waiting for the food to arrive

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Not an orang-utan, but this dude amazed us and warranted inclusion

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Jimmy Cricket

Feeding time over, we returned to the jungle lodge we’d stayed at previously and had another relaxing evening. Before our flight back to Kota Kinabalu the next day, we just had time to squeeze in a final dose of primates at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. We’d really enjoyed seeing them at Bako National Park, and as this is the only part of the world in which you can see these big nosed monkeys, we decided to take this opportunity to see them again.

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Adult male proboscis monkeys have massive conks...

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...and have no shame in flaunting their permanent pink erections

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While females are much more reserved and refined, with delicate little noses

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Alpha male with his harem of laydeez

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The male group feeding – these guys all want to be the leader of the female group. The alpha male spent a lot of time charging about making noises and asserting his dominance. It was quite intimidating

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Oy oy saveloy!

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More wildlife on the way to the airport – just flowers aren’t enough to decorate a roundabout in Borneo

Posted by ClareAndTom 05.03.2013 14:18 Archived in Malaysia

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