Slowly going through the photos I took while in Borneo. This is a juvenile proboscis monkey. These guys are exclusively found in the rainforests of Borneo. One thing I find remarkable about these guys (other than the obviously amazing long noses of the adult males) is their ability to swim. This is very uncommon amongst other species of monkey! They even have partially-webbed toes and fingers to help them do so!! Unfortunately like many animals in Borneo, the extensive amount of deforestation has lead to a decline in the number of proboscis monkeys.
A word that demonstrates my life long love for animals- Biophilia, meaning; an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world... the urge to affiliate with other forms of life Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year #biophila#wildlife#proboscismonkey#borneo
"Many people who look into an orangutan's eyes for the first time are profoundly affected by an obvious and intuitive discovery that 'humanity' extends beyond humanity" - a beautiful quote by Leif Cocks that I feel is captured in this photo I took while in Borneo #orangutan#borneo#wildlife#conservation#savetheorangutan
Came across a green sea turtle hatchling on the beach. Normally these little beauties emerge from their nest during the night to prevent predation and overheating from the sun..... but this guy decided to come out a little earlier. We decided to put him closer to the water (but not too close, he obviously had to work for it), and watch over him as he started his life journey. Hoping he will live a long, healthy life
Thorny devils are 100% my most favourite reptile I feel so privileged to work with them weekly One fascinating fact about the thorny devil is that their spikes help them absorb water to drink! If you look closely at their spikes you'll see little grooves. These grooves are hygroscopic, so any water that falls into the grooves is drawn by capillary action towards their mouth. How cool!! #thornydevil#Molochhorridus#Moloch#reptile#Australianreptiles#Australianwildlife#wildlife