Mammals of Borneo Rainforests


There are many unique mammals of Borneo rainforests.

The most famous and unique mammals of Borneo rainforests are, of course,
Orangutans.





They are only found on Borneo Island
(Pongo pygmaeus), and on the northern parts of neighbouring Sumatra island (Pongo abelii) - and nowhere else in the world.
 
Silver Leaf Monkey and Offspring, Bako National Park, Borneo, Malaysia
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Other primates on the island are Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri), Pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina), Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), Silvered langur (Presbytis cristata), White-fronted langur (Presbytis frontata), Maroon langur (Presbytis rubicunda), Hose's langur (Presbytis hosei), Banded langur (Presbytis melalophos) and Western tarsier (Tarsius bancanus)

Young Orangutan Swinging from a Vine in the Jungles of North Borneo
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Some large animals include Borneo Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).

Spectral Tarsier at Night, Sabah, Malaysia, Island of Borneo, Southeast Asia
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And the carnivores include Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps), Bay cat (Catopuma badia), Marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata), Bornean Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi), Collared mongoose (Herpestes semitorquatus), Hose's mongoose (Herpestes hosei), Short-tailed mongoose (Herpestes brachyurus), Otter-civet (Cynogale bennettii), Hose's civet (Diplogale hosei), Banded palm civet (Hemigalus derbyanus), Small-toothed palm civet (Arctogalidia trivirgata), Bearcat (Arctictis binturong), Masked palm civet (Paguma larvata), Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), Banded linsang (Prionodon lisang), Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga), Oriental small-clawed otter (Amblonyx cinerea), Smooth otter (Lutra perspicillata), Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), Hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana), Malaya badger (Mydaus javanensis), Ferret-badger (Melogale personata), Malay weasel (Mustela nudipes), Yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula), and Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus).

Bornean Pygmy Elephant Threshing Food, Sukau, Sabah, Borneo
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Other mammals of Borneo rainforests include two species of deer, two species of mouse-deer, two species of muntjac, two species of pig, three species of porcupine, five species of mouse, 19 species of rat, 34 species of squirrel, 64 species of bats, 11 species of myotis, three species of serotine, nine species of pipistrelle, two species of flying fox, two species of rousette, five species of shrew, 10 species of threeshrew, one species of gymnure and one moonrat.

Malayan Colugo Hanging Upside-Down in Tree Feeding on Algae at Night, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo
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