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 […]

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 […]

Celebes Sailfish (Telmatherina Ladigesi)

ITS–The Celebes Sailfish or Celebes Rainbowfish (Telmatherina ladigesi), called in Indonesian Bonti-Bonti, is native to the island of Sulawesi (formerly called Celebes). Attaining a length of seven centimetres, its body is light yellow with a bright iridescent blue horizontal line stretching along the middle of the body. It has two separate dorsal fins, the first […]

Boesman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Boesmani)

ITS–The Boesman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesmani), called in Indonesian the Boesmani, is one of the three rainbow fish native to Papua. The fish is found in the Ayamaru Lake, Papua. The front body of the fish is generally a purple blue colour, while its rear is yellow. It is nine centimetres in length. They are omnivorous […]

Sumatran Barb (Puntius Tetrazona)

ITS–The Sumatran Barb (Puntius tetrazona, Barbus tetrazonus or Barbus sumatranus) is also called the Tiger Barb or Striped Barb. In the Indonesian language the fish (which is native to Kalimantan and Sumatra) is called the Ikan Barbus. Extremely beautiful, they are the most popular of all aquarium barbs. They need a large tank; otherwise, they […]

Green Junglefowl (Gallus Varius)

ITS–The Green Junglefowl, Gallus varius also known as the Javan Junglefowl, Forktail or Green Javanese Junglefowl is a medium-sized (up to 75 cm long) bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. The coloration of the Green Jungle fowl is sexually dichromatic. The male’s plumage is dark and black at a distance. A closer view will reveal an […]

Common Pintail Duck (Anas Acuata)

ITS–With  its long, oval-shaped black tail feathers, brown head  and white chest, the Common Pintail Duck measures roughly 55 centimetres. The females voice is characterised by its “kwak-kwak-kwak” sound. Inhabiting the lakes, swamps, rivers and coastal areas, this duck’s diet mainly consists of seeds and insects. The Common Pintail Duck can be mainly found in […]

Boha Wasur (Anseranas Semipalmata)

ITS–Anseranas semipalmata is a type of duck mostly found  in Wasur, Merauke, Papua. Living in swamps, this kind of  bird has a body similar to that of a goose but it has long legs with incomplete swimming membranes. It also has a big body and is 865-975 mm in length. It can stretch its wings […]