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... flexibility, obvious strength, and personalities, but the proboscis monkeys also kept us thoroughly engaged, because of their sheer numbers, their incredibly expressive faces, and their interesting behaviours. For example, it was totally obvious who the dominant male was, for when he arrived the others all either got out of his way or followed him. He also loved to pose for the camera, so much so that someone in the viewing ...
... I saw several similarities between the full-grown adult and Ollie, especially watching her eat, but kept this to myself. We spent several minutes trying to choke back laughter as we watched a gormless tourist creeping up to a perfectly formed, stock-still white butterfly. He crouched, and proceeded to take about a dozen perfect photos, using different zoom lenses to better capture it. It was a sticker. Very clearly so. Lord only knows how long he sat there, and ...
... in a tree, or baby crocodiles swimming around by the riverbank. We also saw lots of dozey monkeys and other birds - unfortunately I couldn't get any pictures because my camera was not up to the job - I very quickly found out that my camera was nowhere near up to the job of taking pictures of animals, but I still have some stunning pictures of the jungle itself, so I'm happy! We made our way back to camp, and then sat around in the dining room singing until the generator was turned ...
... color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">But, if you are into wildlife, whether animals or birds, then Borneo is a fabulous place to come to, especially if you get away from the main towns and into the remote parts like Sukau and then it is all on the doorstep - O's, macaques, gibbons, proboscis and red leaf monkies, elephants, bats, crocodiles and exotic birds galore.
... and was shortly after joined by another. The two then waited for the food to arrive. It was really an uneventful feeding. They slowly ate the bananas and sugar canes, and then headed back into the forest again. The people we met the day before had told us that it was the other monkeys around that would be more active and interesting, but this day they were not to be seen. So it was all a very calm feeding. Still, it was nice to have seen them so up ...
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