Crocker Range National Park

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Crocker Range Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Crocker Range Park
Map showing the location of Crocker Range Park
Crocker Range
Location in Borneo
Location Sabah, Malaysia
Nearest city Kota Kinabalu, Keningau
Coordinates 5°35′N 116°5′E / 5.583°N 116.083°E / 5.583; 116.083Coordinates: 5°35′N 116°5′E / 5.583°N 116.083°E / 5.583; 116.083
Area 1,399 km²
Established 1984
Governing body Sabah Parks

Crocker Range National Park (Malay: Taman Negara Banjaran Crocker) was established in 1984, although the area had previously been under protection as a forest reserve. It covers the north-south Crocker Range, of 1200-1800 meter mountains in Sabah, east Malaysia on the island of Borneo, which separate the western coastal plain with the rest of the state. The boundaries of the park have been surveyed, but no facilities exist at present for visitors.

The park covers 1,399 km², making it the largest park in Sabah. The park consists of both hill and montane forest, with many species of flora and fauna endemic to Borneo. Maintenance of this forest cover is essential to ensuring a pure water supply for many of the towns and communities in Sabah.

The park contains at least five species of primates, such as the orang-utan, gibbons and the furry tarsier with its enormous round eyes, and extremely sociable long-tailed macaques. The Padas River bisects the range between Beaufort and Tenom.

Crocker Range Park is administered by Sabah Parks.

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