Destination

Labuk Bay

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is located within an oil palm estate about 38 kilometres from Sandakan. The habitat at Labuk Bay is fragmented with relatively small patches of mangrove forest surrounded by plantation land. As there is insufficient food the monkeys receive a supplementary diet. This privately run sanctuary has two observation platforms and feeding takes place at 9.30 am 10.15 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm, 3.15 pm and 4.30 pm. At most feeding times groups of proboscis monkeys descend from the nearby forest and mangroves and head to the wooden platform for a free meal. These monkeys are wild but highly habituated and often get very close to visitors. The behaviour (and diet) of these proboscis monkeys is very different from the wild monkeys that live on the Kinabatangan River and other areas of Sabah and Sarawak. Labuk Bay offers a chance to get very close to proboscis monkeys. It also offers excellent photo opportunities. Other animals often seen at Labuk Bay include silver-leaf monkeys and hornbills.

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