New species found in Danum


Rare sightings: (Clockwise from top left) Begonia, which is quite possibly a new species, a Sumatran pit viper (yellow stripe) and a reticulated python in a fight to the death, an orang utan in its natural habitat and a clouded leopard marking its territory.

KOTA KINABALU: A team of researchers carrying out a two-week survey at the never-explored areas of Danum Valley has found some rare and new species of flora and fauna.

The team spotted and photographed or caught on camera traps several iconic and rare wildlife species like the pygmy elephant, clouded leopard, orang utan, sun bear, flat-headed cat, hornbill, Bornean bristlehead, pitta, great Argus, and bulwer’s pheasant.

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