Wildlife of Mount Kinabalu
The area surrounding Mount Kinabalu is abundant in fascinating wildlife and plants, hence why the region has been identified as a National Park. The park is home to thousands of flora that are native to the area, giving the park great significance as a natural environment.
Particularly interesting plants include the Nepenthes raja, whose bell can hold more than three litres of water! The Kinabalu National Park also boast the world's largest flower: known as the Rafflesia, this flower weights up to 10kg and has a diameter of up to 1m. This flower feasts on flies and insects which it attracts with its foul smelling odor, reminiscent of rotting meat.
The park also boats over 300 species of rare bird species, including the Bare-headed Laughingthrush and the Bornean Spiderhunter. Along the mountain trail, it is possible to see animals living in the trees. If you're particularly lucky (as there are only around 100 in the area), you might see an orang-utan! In addition there are three types of deer and several types of shrew that tourists spend time trying to spot.
Mount Kinabalu has plenty to see and do, especially for tourists who are looking for new and interesting wildlife to capture on camera! The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful and has plenty going on, so no matter what, every person's holiday needs will be catered for in Kinabalu!