Why is Borneo unique?

 Borneo is a big island, covering 743326, 58 square kilometres. It is the largest island in Asia, and the third largest in the world.

            Borneo is unique in many ways. To begin with, it is administered by three different countries -Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Borneo is covered by some of the oldest rainforests in the world, and the flora and fauna are breathtakingly diverse. There are many species of wildlife here that are found nowhere else on Earth. These include the Borneo elephant, the eastern Sumatran rhinoceros, the Bornean clouded leopard, the Hose’s palm civet and the Dayak fruit bat.

Borneo is also home to orangutans, and nearly 11,000 species of flowering plants, about a third of which are found only on this island. Borneo is also famous for its caves and the world’s longest underground river flows through Clear water caves. This is a vast network of more than 200 km of underground passages.

Borneo is also home to the world’s largest flower- a giant blossom known as the Rafflesia arnoldii.