Five Ultimate Wildlife Holiday

December 5, 2011 No Comments »
Five Ultimate Wildlife Holiday – Planning the ultimate wildlife holiday in Indonesia? Get up close to some of the most weird and wonderful species in Indonesia at one of these wildlife destinations.

Here are Five Ultimate Wildlife Holiday in Indonesia:

Komodo Dragon, Komodo national Park
The komodo dragon – the world’s largest lizard has been on the earth since prehistoric times, and there are only a few volcanic islands in the Indonesian archipelago that support its natural habitat. A five-day cruise around Moyo island gives the chance to see these extraordinary creatures up close, with on-shore excursions and diving on the reef, teeming with fish.

Snorkel with Jellyfish, Kakaban Island
Kakaban Island, you can find the world’s largest and most diverse jellyfish lake, including four unique species of stingless jellyfish one of which can swim upside down. It is for this reason that Derawan Archipelago is considered for UNESCO nomination as a World Heritage Site.

Orangutans Borneo, Tanjung Puting National park
Long limbs, auburn locks and a willingness to drape themselves over the nearest tree — Orangutans make perfect models. Amateur snappers will capture some classic shots on this photography course in Borneo, exploring the Tanjung Puting national park, where 4,000 of the ginger primates strut their stuff alongside gibbons, crocodiles, hornbills, kingfishers and proboscis monkeys.

The Birds of Paradise or Cendrawasih, Manokwari Papua
Cendrawasih Bird is the Indonesian word for the bird of paradise. You can found on an expedition to Dorey bay of Manokwari Papua. There are at least 37 other species of the bird of paradise that also make their homes on this island. The males are known to gather in a specific tree together in the morning and will engage in mutual display, where they fluff out their extensive colorful feathers to try and attract a female. They live in the tops of trees and in the underbrush, making nests in tree branches and holes.

Elephant Sumatra, Way Kambas National Park
The Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). It is the biggest land animal in Indonesia and is found only on the island of Sumatra. They are found in the island’s forests at altitudes of 1 750 m, but they prefer to live in lowland forests. They also have a large home range; they move from the mountain area to the coastal lowland forest during the dry season and then retreat to the hills when the rainy season comes.

Rhinos, Ujung Kulon National Park
The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is one of the rarest species of mammals and one of the most endangered rhinoceros species, with fewer than 60 animals believed to exist in two known populations. Between 40 and 60 individuals inhabit Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, Indonesia. The population has been stable due to conservation efforts, but numbers don’t seem to be increasing. The Javan Rhino looks much like the Indian Rhino but is smaller and it’s skin-folds are less defined.

Sumatra Tigers, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the only place in Indonesia where wild tigers remain today. Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park is a natural habitat for Sumatran tiger, sun bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus), Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), black-handed gibbon (Hylobates agilis), siamang (H. syndactylus syndactylus), mitred leaf monkey (Presbytis melalophos fuscamurina), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus kanchil), and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

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