Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest rainforest of the world. Being a premier national park in Malaysia, Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, encompasses jungle trails, waterfalls, a variety of wildlife, fishing holes, camp sites and more. The tropical rainforest covers an area of 4343 square kilometers and is a dream for those who dare to explore the heartland of Malaysia's tropics and those for whom adventures are the means of sustaining life. Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, records a wide variety of wildlife that includes the wild ox, gaur, sambar deer, barking deer, Malayan tapirs, leopard cats, tigers, sun bears, rhinoceros, bats and nocturnal civets. But you would have to be extremely lucky to spot these animals lurking among the dense vegetation. If luck plays the truant, you will have to be satisfied with the battalion of mosquitoes, elephant dung and the leeches. In Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, there are six wildlife hideaways built around the licks. At Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, you will get to see many a tropical insect that you have never come across before. Five-bar Swordtail butterflies can be spotted quite often. The Giant forest ant is too busy fending for itself and doesn't even care to bite the humans. As the dusk descends, the hooting of the owl and the call of the crickets combine to create a cacophony. Taman Negara National Park, Sabah, boasts of about 350 species of birds. Though many birds shy away from venturing into the open, yet when the flowers bloom and the forest is characterized by the splash of color, the birds cannot constrict themselves from coming out into the open. To an observant eye, the exotic species like the Crested Fireback and the Great Argus are not a rare sight. The other south Asian birds include the Leafbirds, Trogons, Barbets and Woodpeckers.
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