Sunday, September 05, 2010

Asian Elephants of Belum-Temengor

Friends and I were holidaying at this wonderful  resort  (click to view) located on an island within Belum-Temengor Rainforest, this 140 millions years old rainforest is home to 3000 species of flowering plants, 270 species of birds, and more than 100 species of mammals which include Tapir, Sumatran Rhino, Asian Elephants, Malayan Tiger, Leopard, and Sun Bear.

And we were blessed with this herd of elephants foraging across our resort, what a luck!.

Here is a close up shot of the baby foraging with the adults.

This flock of Plain Pouched Hornbills is also a rare sight (these days) due large scale logging activity that has caused "unrepairable" damages to the lake system and its  habitats.

What is happening in Temengor...take a look at a post by Kim Chye and Yian.

It is never too late to "Save Temengor", please sign the online petition.


digdeep said...

Fabulous shots of both elephants and hornbills! Let's hope they still have a home for many years to come!


Choy Wai Mun said...

I love the hornbill shot. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Wow fanstatic showing We only see the domesticated elephants in Kuala Gandah

terence said...

dasyat!! me haven't seen a PPHB yet.
Congrat for such a good photo as well.

Friend of HK said...

I have never seen so many hornbills like that in my life! Superb capture!

The Watcher said...

Brilliant photography.

Denis Degullacion said...

What luck you many hornbills at one tree. congrats