ABOVE: Binturong Artictis binturong resting after feeding on ripe green Ficus variegata fig fruit at Deramakot in Sabah. As a general rule in Borneo figs eaten by birds ripen orange/red/ purple and attract birds by sight. Figs that ripen green or yellow green are eaten by mammals such as bats and civets and attract these nocturnal mammals by smell. Ficus variegata is an exception. On different trees the figs may ripen either green or red and may be eaten by both mammals and birds. All photos by Mike Gordon.
VIDEO: Mother and juvenile Binturongs feeding on Ficus variegata figs at Deramakot