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MALAYSIA: KUALA LUMPUR

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

On our first full day in Malaysia we visited the Templer Park, an area of ancient pristine rainforest some 135 million years old. This was to be a first introduction to rainforest conditions and life for the new members of the team, and the first wildlife encounter consisted of Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the carpark. We then set off to walk along a paved road which became a track that skirted a stream as we headed further into the rainforest.

Along the way we encountered a diverse array of rainforest denizens, each of which was captured, if possible, and introduced to the team by Hinrich, Sven or myself.

At the end of the 2.5 km track was a waterfall where the students paddled and cooled down and where we photographed some of our captures before release on the way back to the vehicle.

Hinrich introduced the team to the
Templer Park rainforest
Stopping to examine a rainforest denizen
The trail was wide and easy to walk
as it followed the stream back to the waterfall
The waterfall at the end of the 2.5 km track


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