How the Bornean rhinoceros was hunted to extinction in Sarawak

In the beginning of 20th century, the Bornean rhinoceros was common in Sarawak. Also known as the Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros or Eastern hairy rhinoceros, it was one of the three subspecies of Sumatran rhinoceros. Its subspecies name (Dicerohinus sumatrensis harrissoni) was named after British anthropologist and Sarawak museum curator Tom

Animals that have gone extinct from Niah Cave, Miri

While 40,000-year-old human remains and rock art might be the highlights of Niah's archaeological site, many tend to overlook the cave's prehistoric fauna. When archaeologists dug up the site, they found more than just pottery. They also found bones attributed to remains of food as well as charcoal from

What you need to know about Borneo’s only two macaque species

Unlike other primate species such as the orangutan or proboscis monkey known worldwide due to their endangered status, Borneo's macaque species are infamously known as pests. Despite their status as pests, surprisingly, there are only two macaque species residing in Borneo. Check out what makes these two species of macaques

Get to know two species of gibbons found in Borneo

The Borneo orangutan is the only great ape found in Asia. Here in Borneo, it shares the rainforest with 12 other primate species including two gibbon species. Although they more closely resemble monkeys, gibbons are actually called smaller or lesser apes, and like all apes, gibbons lack tails. Compared to

Getting close to endangered animals at Matang Wildlife Centre

If you want to take a closer look at some of the endangered wildlife in Sarawak, make a pit stop at Matang Wildlife Centre. Welcome to Matang Wildlife Centre! Located about 40 minutes' drive from Kuching, the centre houses threatened wildlife in large enclosed areas of rainforest or spacious cages. Here

3 trails in Similajau National Park you must visit

The nearest national park to the energy town of Sarawak, Bintulu, is Similajau National Park. Widely known by its official name, 'Similajau' in the early days of the park’s establishment, locals preferred to call it ‘Likau’ after the biggest river flowing through the area. The national park is more than just

5 things you can enjoy at Similajau National Park, Bintulu

Situated about 30km from Bintulu town, Similajau National Park covers a total area of 22,230 acres. The park was gazetted in 1978 and opened to public in 1995. Here are 5 interesting things about Similajau National Park: Pay your entrance fee at this office before going into the park. 1.It is place