When a giant Ficus stupenda fruited in the Trus Madi Forest Reserve in August 2020 the fallen figs attracted a Bornean Mountain Ground Squirrel Dremomys everetti and a Mountain Treeshrew Tupaia montana to the feast.
Both of these ground dwelling mammals are only found in cloud forest habitat in Borneo. In Borneo cloud forest starts at around 900 m altitude although this can vary quite considerably depending on the topography. Only two species of strangling figs are known to survive in cloud forest, Ficus sumatrana and Ficus stupenda.
All photos by Chun Xing Wong of 1StopBorneo Wildlife
Bornean Mountain Ground Squirrel Dremomys everetti feeding of pieces of a giant Ficus stupenda fig fruit.
Mountain Tree Shrew Tupaia montana
Mountain Tree Shrew Tupaia montana feeding on a fallen Ficus stupenda fig.