12 animal species names inspired by Harry Potter

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, then you might want to know about the these 12 species named after J.K Rowling’s famous works: 1.Ampulex dementor Native to Thailand, this species of cockroach wasp was first described in 2014 by Michael Ohl of the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin,

5 things you need to know about the black orchid

The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) is such a unique plant that it is the official mascot for East Kalimantan province. Also known as anggrek hitam in the Indonesian language, this orchid can be found in all three countries on Borneo; Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Unlike popular belief, it is not

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

10 interesting things to know about Balikpapan, Indonesia

Located on the east coast of Borneo island, Balikpapan is the industrial, commercial and financial center of Kalimantan. It is the second most populous city in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesia, after Samarinda. If you want to know more about this city, here are ten things to know about Balikpapan,

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