KOTA KINABALU: The video of Irish adventurer, animal whisperer and king of animal selfie, Allan Dixon with a proboscis monkey taken in Sabah has reached five million views on @9GAG.
Dubbed as the real-life Dr Dolittle, Dixon has the ability to ‘talk’ to animals to get realistic selfies with wildlife for online content.
For six months in 2014, Dixon worked in Australia for the Best Job in the World Competition held by Tourism Australia and pursued photography and making videos with animals. Dixon, who is originally from Wicklow, Ireland has since traveled to Canada, Iceland, Norway, Australia, across Asia and visited Sabah recently.
Sabah Tourism hosted Dixon to Sandakan as well as a visit to see proboscis monkey. The now famous video selfie with the ‘big nose of Borneo’ garnered five million views on 9GAG Instagram account within three days.
When met during a high tea with Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, Dixon said he planNED to produce a video on his visit to Sabah.
Source : Borneo Post