Discover 20 mammals found only in Borneo

Discover Borneo with its mammals

A piece of land just off Peninsula Malaysia, Borneo has been depicted in many tales and stories; mainly about its diverse wildlife and mysterious tribal life of the people living there. Borneo is also home to hundreds of species of mammals, making it a must-visit place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Discover 20 mammals found only in Borneo

Discover Borneo with its mammals

A piece of land just off Peninsula Malaysia, Borneo has been depicted in many tales and stories; mainly about its diverse wildlife and mysterious tribal life of the people living there. Borneo is home to hundreds of species of mammals, making it a must-visit place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

So what are the 20 mammals that you will surely discover only in Borneo? Click the link here: travelwithdawson.com/mammals-found-only-in-borneo/ for full details and pictures; or continue reading below if you want to find out more.

20 Mammals Found Only in Borneo

  1. Borneo Orang-Utan
  2. Proboscis Monkey
  3. Borneo Pgymy Elephant
  4. Borneo Sun Bear
  5. Borneo Sumatran Rhinocerous

6. Squirrels

  • Bornean Pgymy Squirrel
  • Bornean Mountain Ground Squirrel
  • Borneo Black-banded Squirrel
  • Brooke’s Squirrel
  • Ear-Spot Squirrel
  • Four-Striped Ground Squirrel
  • Hose’s Pygmy Flying Squirrel
  • Jentink’s Squirrel
  • Kinabalu Squirrel
  • Least Pygmy Squirrel
  • Lesser Pygmy Flying Squirrel
  • Sculptor Squirrel
  • Thomas’s Flying Squirrel
  • Tufted Ground Squirrel
  • Whitehead’s Pygmy Squirrel
squirrels, mammals of Borneo

7. Treeshrews

  • Bornean treeshrew
  • Bornean Smooth-tailed Treeshrew
  • Mountain treeshrew
  • Painted treeshrew
  • Slender treeshrew
  • Striped Treeshrew
Bornean Smooth-tailed Treeshrew, mammals of Borneo

8. Shrew

  • Black Shrew
  • Bornean Pygmy Shrew

9. Mouse

  • Large Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse
  • Gray-bellied Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse
  • Ranee Mouse

10. Rats

  • Chestnut-bellied Spiny Rat
  • Mountain Spiny Rat
  • Small Spiny Rat

11. Bats

  • Coppery Pipistrelle
  • Cox’s Roundleaf Bat
  • Red-Brown Pipistrelle
Cox's Roundleaf Bat, mammals of Borneo

12. Leaf Monkey

  • Hose’s Leaf Monkey
  • Red Leaf Monkey
  • White-fronted Leaf Monkey

13. Bornean Gibbon
14. Borneo Bay Cat
15. Bornean Clouded Leopard
16. Hose’s Civet
17. Bornean Ferret Badger
18. Slow Loris
19. Thick-spined Porcupine
20. Bornean Yellow Muntjac

These unique animals, however, face threats mostly from human activities such as hunting, logging, pet trading, farm clearing and even spreading invasive species. We can take actions on our part to help reduce these threats by not buying any illegal parts and products from the wildlife. Ask questions and get the facts before buying any wildlife product.