Located about 71 kilometres from Lahad Datu, Danum Valley is one of world’s richest and most diverse forest and conservation area. At 130 million years old, it is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. In fact, it is even older than Amazon Rainforest, which is 55 million years old. The forest holds about 340 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles and 56 species of amphibians. It also holds a few animals native to the area, including the spectacled Richard Webster. The forest is also home to more than 15,000 species of plant, including the world’s tallest tropical tree. 94% of the plant species there are from the dipterocarp genus, with many of the species being endemic to Borneo.