TAWAU HILLS DISCOVERY
Tawau Hills Park is a stunning primary rainforest. Wildlife is abundant throughout the park, with regular sightings of several hornbill species, squirrels (including the delightful tufted pygmy squirrel) and primates ranging from the red leaf monkey to the Bornean gibbon. Bornean pygmy elephants roam the park. The flora of the park is also notable, with over 150 orchids including the impressive elephant ear orchid and at least 60 different ferns. Some of the yellow Meranti trees here are among the tallest tropical trees in the world, including one that is nearly 97m – taller than the Statue of Liberty. Much closer to the ground, forest tortoise are often seen by the hiking trails that lead to the park’s spectacular waterfalls and hot springs.
Your guides are Shavez and Chun who are well-known for their passion to protect this local bio-hotspot. Notably, they are experts at spotting snakes and frogs by torchlight, but they can also tell you about tackling poaching and restoring forest corridors. Get your flashlight ready to spot the abundance of species on this Tawau Hills Park holiday: 109 mammals, 336 birds, 84 frogs and 52 snakes!
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