Wildlife Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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Tabin Wildlife Resort

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn Bhd is the only agent available and is also the sole agent managing Tabin Widlife Resort.

(Office) Lot 11-1, 1st Flr, Blk A, Damai Point, Jln Damai, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: +60 89 267 266
Fax: +60 89 258 266
Email: enquiry@tabinwildlife.com.my
Web: www.tabinwildlife.com.my

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tabin is an enormous Dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah with a most diverse range of flora and fauna. Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. It is no wonder that Tabin has been heralded as the finest wildlife viewing area in Borneo. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely the Asian Elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Tembadau (Banteng wild buffalo, Bos javanicus) are all found within Tabin.

In the early 1980's, WWF provided funds to the Sabah Forest Department for a faunal survey of Sabah, to identify high priority areas for protection. One of the four areas pinpointed as having high biodiversity value was gazetted as the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in 1984. Tabin was chosen because it had the only viable populations of elephant and Sumatran rhino. Tabin also has the largest elephant population in Borneo. WWF Malaysia helped to publish a management plan for Tabin later the same year. Over the years WWF has supported a variety of projects in habitats supporting elephants. In 1992, WWF funded a project to estimate elephant numbers in Tabin.

Tabin has been declared a Wildlife Reserve primarily on account of the large number of animals inhabiting its forests, some of which are highly endangered. The three largest mammals of Sabah - the Borneo Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau, are all found within the reserve. The elephant population has been estimated to 120-300 animals in 1993. Other ungulate species include Sambar, Muntjac and Mouse Deer. In addition seven of Sabah's eight primate species are present, among them Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkey. However, these two species occur in relatively low numbers in the reserve. The biggest predator in the reserve is the Sunda Clouded Leopard. There are also several other smaller carnivores in the reseve.Of bird species, 42 families representing 220 species have been recorded.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR or Tabin) comprises a rectangular area of approximately 122,539 ha. in the centre of the Dent Peninsula, north-east of Lahad Datu town, south of the lower reaches of the Segama River and north of the Silabukan Protection Forest Reserve. It can be reached via sealed and gravel roads from Lahad Datu in about 40 minutes.

Attraction Points

  • Tree Canopy
  • Mud Volcano
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Wildlife

To Do

  • Photos and Treks
  • Night Safari!