Elephants of Danum Valley By Pein Lee
Just recently on a trip into the Borneo
Rainforest Lodge, a number of elephants were encountered
en-route through the Sabah Foundation Concession area.
The sightings comprised of two individuals during the
day, and two family groups during the night.
Such sightings are relatively common in the Danum Valley
on the graded unsealed road heading into the Borneo
Rainforest Lodge. Even when there are no actual
elephants visible from the road, signs of their passing
abound. Droppings the size of small rocks and agitated
vegetation hint at when they might have passed or where
they are going.
Elephants are the gentle giants of the Danum Valley,
with the conservation area providing refuge and the
re-grown forest providing ample feeding areas. These
images were taken from one of the Lodge's fully capable
off-road vehicles, and offer a taste of whan Danum
Valley can offer.
By Pein Lee, Design Consultant/Photographer