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KINABALU Borneo, Malaysia

R300.00R900.00

KINABALU in northern Borneo is the highest mountain in S.E.Asia and quite possibly the most botanically diverse place on Earth – for its size. The national park covers 750 km2 from an elevation of 550 metres at Poring Hot Springs to the summit at 4,101 metres, and the various altitudinal zones contain a mind-boggling 4,000 plant species as well as numerous endemic or near-endemic birds, mammals, insects and other creatures. Among the plants, there are 608 species of ferns, 78 species of Ficus, 24 species of Rhododendron, 8 conifers, 29 pitcher-plants, 52 palms and over 1,000 species of orchid! The British naturalist-explorer John Whitehead collected 18 bird species new to science (not to mention hundreds of moths, beetles and other insects) during the 1880’s and three of these now bear his name: Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Trogon and Whitehead’s Spiderhunter; this trio are depicted on the poster as well as the tiny Whitehead’s Pygmy-Squirrel.

Vintage style travel poster.

Available in 3 sizes: A1, A2 & A3

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KINABALU in northern Borneo is the highest mountain in S.E.Asia and quite possibly the most botanically diverse place on Earth – for its size. The national park covers 750 km2 from an elevation of 550 metres at Poring Hot Springs to the summit at 4,101 metres, and the various altitudinal zones contain a mind-boggling 4,000 plant species as well as numerous endemic or near-endemic birds, mammals, insects and other creatures. Among the plants, there are 608 species of ferns, 78 species of Ficus, 24 species of Rhododendron, 8 conifers, 29 pitcher-plants, 52 palms and over 1,000 species of orchid! The British naturalist-explorer John Whitehead collected 18 bird species new to science (not to mention hundreds of moths, beetles and other insects) during the 1880’s and three of these now bear his name: Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Trogon and Whitehead’s Spiderhunter; this trio are depicted on the poster as well as the tiny Whitehead’s Pygmy-Squirrel.

Vintage style travel poster.

Available in 3 sizes: A1, A2 & A3

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