An Elephant Encounter

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Pygmy Elephants Crossing the Kinabatangan River

On a recent visit to the Kinabatangan with Bilit Adventure Lodge we were treated to a rare sighting of Elephants crossing the river.

Nearing the end of our late afternoon river cruise, on route to our accommodation and already having seen a wealth of wildlife, our boatman sighted two Bornean Pygmy Elephants in the river.

At first we thought perhaps they were taking an evening bath but soon realized a crossing was taking place.

To our amazement we witnessed groups of around 20 at a time gather together on the bank, placing the juveniles at the centre of the herd then swim across the river.

In total over 100 passed the bow of our small boat. Truly spectacular !

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For more information on the region and Pygmy Elephants Of Borneo please visit our Kinabatagan page.

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