Happy Chinese New Year

Jan 23, 12 Happy Chinese New Year

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Today, Malaysia celebrates Chinese New Year, a two day public holiday with two weeks of Lion Dances (mostly the Chinese Southern Lion as seen in this picture). We wish all our friends celebrating, a very auspicious year of the Water...

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The Majestic Hornbill

Jan 18, 12 The Majestic Hornbill

Posted by in Sabah, Wildlife

The Kinabatangan is a wonderful place to see hornbills and they are eight recorded species in the area; Helmeted hornbill  (Rhinoplax vigil) Rhinoceros hornbill  (Buceros rhinoceros) Wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugates) Wreathed hornbill  (Rhyticeros undulates) Bushy-crested hornbill  (Anorrhinus galeritus) White crowned...

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Jenny…

Jan 12, 12 Jenny…

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

Jenny the orang-utan has a special place with HUTAN – KOCP staff because she was the first orang-utan in 1998 to be habituated (not stressed) by researchers following her.  We have learnt much from Jenny and have the most observational data on her. When we started to observe Jenny in 1998, she had a young infant about two...

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Learning about orang-utans without stressing them out!

Jan 10, 12 Learning about orang-utans without stressing them out!

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

HUTAN – KOCP’s work in Sabah, began in 1998 with the first ever study of wild populations of orang-utans living in previously logged forest (secondary forest). To do this HUTAN’s founders, primatologist Dr. Isabelle Lackman and wildlife veterinarian Dr. Marc Ancrenaz spent time in the field designing guidelines...

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Annual Staff Party

Jan 07, 12 Annual Staff Party

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Once a year, all HUTAN-KOCP staff and their families gather for our annual party following three days of intensive presentations and discussions at our Annual General Meeting. This party sees everyone ready to belt out their favourite  karaoke songs, games for the children and the all important event the lucky draw! They are at...

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