Meet the Bornean Elephant!
It is locally and often called the “Borneo Pygmy Elephant” (Elephas maximus borneensis)and is the smallest species of elephant in the world at 8.2-9.8 feet tall. They have shorter trunks, a smaller round face, relatively large ears, and longer tails that sometimes reach the ground!
Pygmy elephants are an endangered species with an estimated number of 2,040 elephants left in the wild and 95% of them can be found here in Sabah.
Here’s a close-up video of the pygmy elephants filmed at Kinabatangan River.
Here are the best places to spot pygmy elephants
- Kinabatangan River
2. Danum Valley
3. Tabin Wildlife Reserve
4. Deramakot Forest Reserve
Images by Borneo Adventure