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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is located at the center of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. It is 38 km away from Sandakan Airport and takes about an hour to get there. Part of the trip will be through the graveled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates.

To get there, travel along Jalan Labuk and turn off to SPS3 at the junciton between km 31 and km32 (opposite Consolidate Farm (Sabah) Sdn Bhd). The Sanctuary is located 15km along the gravel road from there.

For those who love watching these popular and bizarre unique primate not found elsewhere in the world is a "Must See". With its huge pendulous, a characteristic pot belly and strange honking sound, it is one of the peculiar and ugliest (or beautiful???) animals in the world.

It would definitely gives you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis Monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually coming down to feed on young leaves and plants. The leaping act is superb, fast and steady. Best viewing time will be at 11.30am and 4.30 during feeding time. Admission fee for MyKad Holders will be RM15 (Adult) and RM5 (Children below 12 yrs old). Non-MyKad Holders will be RM60 and RM30 for children.

A river trip can be arranged to further observe the monkeys or do some bird watching, as hornbills and kingfishers are found in the area. Take a night tour for a chance to see wild boars, flying squirrels, fireflies and crocodiles. The sanctuary also has a lodge with six air-conditioned twin-sharing rooms and a dormitory for those who wish to stay overnight.

Proboscis Monkey - Closer Shot

Another Shot
Feeding Time

3 human monkeys and a real one

Silver Leaf Monkey

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