The Danum valley conservation area was established in 1981 for the purpose of rainforest-related conservation, research, education and recreation. It consists of 438 sq km of primary dipterocarp rainforest located around the Danum river 65 km to the west of Lahad Datu and is owned by the Sabah foundation. While there probably is lot of wildlife in the area, it is very difficult to see any wildlife. In the two days I spent there, staying in the Borneo rainforest lodge, the biggest animal I saw was a pheasant-like bird walking around - the other animals I saw were just insects. When driving back to Lahad Datu we spotted the orangutan in picture 25, several hundred of metres away from the road on a tree. A much better place to spot wildlife is the Kinabatangan river area.

01 Mud road
02 Mud road and 4wd vehicle
03 Sungai Danum river
04 Sungai Danum river
05 Sungai Danum river
06 Walkway in jungle
07 Anthill
08 Sungai Danum river
09 Dipterocarp trees
10 Centipede
11 Rolled centipede
12 Canopy walkway
13 Jungle treetops
14 Jungle treetops
15 Canopy walkway
16 Canopy walkway
17 Canopy walkway
18 Jungle treetops
19 Tropical rainforest
20 Jungle treetops
21 Jungle treetops
22 Rainforest ground
23 Tropical rainforest
24 Tropical rainforest
25 Orangutan on tree
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