Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,
Sabah, Malaysia

personal experience...

I have been lucky enough to visit here a number of times with the now defunct Orion Expeditions.

a male Proboscis Monkey, feeding station, Borneo. (image by Damon Ramsey, www.ecosystem-guides.com)male Proboscis Monkey have big noses (Damon Ramsey)

background

It is only a small piece of land, with the main habitat being mangroves

the star of the show...the proboscis monkeys

This is a great place for photographing Proboscis Monkeys close up. Proboscis monkeys come into feed regularly at the various feeding stations, which have large viewing platforms.  It is also good for watching their behaviours, particularly the dominant males.

a male proboscis monkey (Damon Ramsey)

You can also see the females, (the ones with the upturned noses) and their differently coloured young.

female proboscis monkey and her young (Damon Ramsey)

There are other visitors, too, including other primates, such as macaques and silver leaf monkeys.

portrait of a monkey (Damon Ramsey)

 I have seen hornbills and flying paradise tree snakes.

the beautiful paradise flying snake (Damon Ramsey)

access...

It is located just outside of Sandakan, and day tours can visit the site.

There website is: http://www.proboscis.cc/the_sanctuary.html