Several Bornean pygmy elephants were seen on the western river bank. We were able to approach the bank from a small river craft and view the elephants dining on tree foliage at a range of about five metres. The Bornean pygmy elephant should be designated as a valid subspecies and classified as Critically Endangered; there may be fewer than one thousand of these creatures in the wild, most of which seem to be in Sabah.
I am not sure of the exact location but it was in the park on the road headed south.
Encuentro emocionante. A la distancia parecìan àrboles. Pastando en zona herbosa del parque.
Location: Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 23rd November 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Sadly never saw these, but the road from Lahad Datu to the Danum Valley Field Center was really covered with fairly fresh dung like this once you get out of the oil palm
This is a Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Did not find this subspecies in the iNaturalist taxonomy.
The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.