This individual fig tree fruits abundantly and continuously throughout the year providing food to a variety of local wildlife including birds, squirrels and fruit bats.
If you watch this fig tree at night you will see a steady stream of small fruit bats plucking ripe figs from the tree in flight to eat elsewhere.
Shavez Cheema of 1Stop Borneo Wildlife and Ms Joyce Murang the Shangri-la Tg Aru Resort Corporate Social Responsibility Service Leader admiring the abundant ripe figs.
Tangkol is a common fig of Borneo’s rivers and provides food either directly or indirectly to most of the wildlife of those rivers including fish, crocodiles, birds and mammals.
Without the numerous Ficus racemosa fig trees growing along the banks, the Kinabatangan river would be empty of life.
This box contains tens of thousands of Ficus racemosa fig seeds ready for planting. The ripe figs of Ficus racemosa are edible by humans but not very tasty. However the figs when they are still green can be used to make a sour salad known locally as ulam.
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