The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary offers another perfect Proboscis monkeys observation spot for any tourist who wants to have a closer look at these very special monkeys. The Sanctuary is located at the centre of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.For those who love to watch these unique primate not found elsewhere in the world is a “Must See”. It would definitely give you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants. The leaping act is superb, fast, steady, stylish and perfect.
Visit: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahWhat to explore:The proboscis monkey is found only on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It prefers to live in the mixed diterocarp-kerangas forests, mangrove forests and lowland forests near fresh water and rivers. They live almost exclusively in mangrove forests, but can also be found in lowland rainforests. It depends on the mangroves near river edges for resting and sleeping. They avoid deforested areas and avoid human settlements.Proboscis monkey gets its name from its large, fleshy nose and only found in Borneo Island. They have reddish-brown fur on their back and shoulders, which ends at midsection. Besides, they are excellent swimmers! But swim only when necessary and for pleasure. If you’re lucky, you might able to spot Silverleaf Monkeys and hornbills at the viewing platform.See proboscis monkeys thus learn about their biology and behavior while feels the amazing nature sound in the jungle. In addition, meet the proboscis monkey at their feeding session. You might see the females holding their little reddish-blonde babies clinging around their mother’s bellies. A trip to Labuk Bay will definitely leave you the most exhilarating and unforgettable experience.