Sambar Deer (Cervus Unicolor)

ITS–The Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) is also called by locals Rusa Kuda (horse Deer). They originate from South Asia and then spread from India to Myanmar, South China, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are a total of 16 sub species. One sub species is the Cervus unicolor niger, found in India, the biggest of all […]

Mouse Deer (Tragulus Javanicus)

ITS–The Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus),  called in Indonesian  Kancil is different from deer in that it does not have antlers. It has instead large tusk like canine teeth in its upper jaw which it can use for self defence. It is a small animal with a body 30 centimetres, 50 centimetres long, and a tail […]

Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis Larvatus)

ITS–The Proboscis monkey, called in Indonesian bekantan, has a strikingly different look  from other monkeys because of its long nose. It is also known as Monyet  Belanda (the Dutchman monkey). Two main characteristics of this species are its large, long and red nose and its penchant for frolicking in water. There are two different species […]

Banteng (Bos Javanicus)

ITS–Banteng (Bos javanicus) is distributed throughout South East Asia. In Indonesia, the wild bovine animals live in Java, Borneo and Bali. In Bali, they have long been domesticated. Outside Indonesia, the animals are found in Thailand, Indochina, Myanmar and Malaysia. It stands as tall as 170 centimetres and weighs around 800 kilograms on average. White […]

Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis )

ITS–Of three species of Rhinoceros living in Asia, two live in Indonesia: the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus). Called badak in the Indonesian language, both species differ in that the Sumatran species has two horns and the Javan species one horn. Other Asian species live in India (Rhinoceros unicornis). The […]

Elephant (Elephas Maximus )

ITS–The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), called in Bahasa Indonesia Gajah, is found from India, and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. In Indonesia, it is found only in Sumatra although its fossils are also found in Java. The remaining close relative of this species is the African elephant (Loxodonta africana), whose distribution is limited in Africa. The […]

Oxen (Plural Oxen)

ITS–An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals more tractable. Cows (adult females) or bulls (intact males) may also be used in some areas. Oxen are used for plowing, […]

Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa)

ITS–The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), called in Indonesian Harimau Dahan, is found in Indonesia  in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The species is also found throughout the Southeast Asian region. It loves to remain in trees, much more than the Leopard Phantom (Phantera pardus), which is found in Java. Its skin is brown – yellow with small […]

Reticulated Python (Python Reticulatus)

ITS–The reticulated python (Python reticulatus), called Sanca Batik or Sanca Jaring in Indonesian, is a non-venomous snake. It is found in Southeast Asia, from India to the Philippines. In Indonesia, they are mostly found in Sulawesi, and the lesser Sunda islands. In Sulawesi, people once found a 9.97 meter long reticulated snake, the world’s longest […]

Leatherback Turtle (Darmochelys Coriacea)

ITS–The Leatherback Turtle (Darmochelys  coriacea), called Penyu Belimbing in Indonesian, is the biggest of all turtle species. Its body from tail to mouth reaches a length of 215 centimeters; its head measures 25 centimetres wide, and it can weigh up to one ton. The turtle is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic […]