Borneo: A Living Laboratory

The astounding biodiversity of Borneo has inspired generations of explorers and continues to attract wildlife lovers and researchers alike.

Scientists frequently uncover new things in Borneo's wildlife-rich rainforests; between 1995 and 2010, more than 600 species were discovered. Hoping to make a few discoveries and memories of my own, I traveled to Borneo with National Geographic Expeditions. For 11 days, we cruised the waters of the Kinabatangan River, hiked through the pristine rainforest of the Danum Valley, and snorkeled among the coral reefs of the South China Sea. Come along with me and meet some of Borneo's exotic wildlife in the gallery above—from inquisitive baby orangutans and sleepy sun bears to the extremely rare Sumatran rhino. This wildlife wonderland will not disappoint!