Sabtu, 13 November 2010


Tanjung Puting National Park at Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park has several ecosystem as lowland tropical rain forest, dryland forest, freshwater swamp forest, mangrove forest, coastal forest, and secondary forest. 

The Park is dominated by lowland forest plants like jelutung (Dyera costulata), ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), meranti (Shorea sp.), keruing (Dipterocarpus sp.), and rattans. 

Endangered and protected animal species inhabiting Tanjung Puting National Park, include the orangutan (Pongo satyrus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda rubida), sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus klossii), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis). 

This Park was the first place in Indonesia to become a rehabilitation centre for orangutans. There are now three orangutan rehabilitation locations, Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey. 

The orangutan of Kalimantan has dark reddish fur and no tail. As they get older, the adult males cheeks flesh out, resembling cushions. The older they get, the bigger these cheek flanges grow, giving them a fierce look. 

The security post


 -Kosasih - Borneo Orangutan
 Kosasih the monster orangutan came out of the jungle to meet me.
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How to reach the Park:
There are severalCities from wher flights to Pangkalanbun city can be done, such as  from Jakarta, Semarang, Banjarmasin, and Pontianak city. For flight schedules, please contact your nearby travel agent or direct to our company. From Pangkalanbun it is almost a hour drive to the harbor of Sekonyer River which streams in-to the heart of Tanjung Puting National Park. At the harbor Klotok Houseboats with sleeping facilities are available.
Interesting locations/attractions: Tanjung Harapan is the first station in the orangutan rehabilitation process. Situated in the midst of secondary and swamp forest, it has a guesthouse, an information centre, and trails. Pondok Tanggui: orangutans that have passed the semi-wild phase are moved to Pondok Tanggui. There, they are closely monitored from a distance, and human contact is avoided. Camp Leakey: founded in 1971 in the middle of primary forest, this is the location for semi-wild and wild orangutans, and for younger orangutans from birth until three years of age. Natai Lengkuas is a bekantan research station, and watching other animals along the river.  

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