Senin, 01 September 2014

from another land : Rare, Venomous Giant Rat Found in East Kutai

WIKIPEDIA Solenodon paradoxus
Sengata, - Animals like pigs who arrested citizens Sangatta, East Kutai, East Kalimantan, Tuesday, August 19 last, the giant rat allegedly including rare and endangered animals. 
"I have not been able to report, but if the white giant rat," said the Head of the Kutai National Park (BTNK), Erly Sukrismanto, Sunday (08/24/2014). 
Erly Sukrismanto also claimed to be ordered his staff to check the location of the discovery in order to determine exactly the type of animal it catches Linga Gulf residents. "I will instruct my staff, Monday (25/08/2014) to the scene to see the animals," he said. 
In line with the said Erly, Cut Meutia veterinarian said animals including the type of giant rat that is rarely found, even one of the rare animals in the world. 
According Cut Meutia, this beast known as Solenodon, which include rare animals like snakes that could have. Solenodon will remove toxins from the body if it feels threatened. "The venom of these animals if the body can lead to paralysis and death. Therefore, should not be approached at any given moment," said Cut Meutia who claimed to have seen the animal. 
Cut Meutia said, according to the search, this animal came from Cuba, has white fur, the nose has a length of about 25 cm, and odorless. "This animal is unique," said a woman who works in the Processing of Livestock Department of Agriculture and Livestock in East Kutai regency. 
Previously, Head of Livestock Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Ningrum Diah said that the animal was a rare and poisonous animals. The animals are small mammals like mice and similar big mouth pig with a long snout and a long scaly tail. 
"Animal Solenodon have toxic saliva that can inject venomous prey to cause death," said Diah anyway.
Editor: Glori K. Wadrianto

Rabu, 12 Maret 2014

True Face of Borneo Forests

Fikri Hidayat | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - The destruction of rainforests, peatlands and orangutan habitat continues to occur in the earth of Borneo. Oil palm concession owners took part in this action. They supply the demand for the manufacture of detergents, shampoos, cosmetics and household goods. 

Companies that do not have strong policies to cut deforestation of their products can be associated with illegal practices. 

Indonesian forest disappears area equivalent of nine Olympic swimming pools every minute, with palm oil is the biggest driver of deforestation. Similarly, the data in the Greenpeace global campaign launched today. by foto kompas

Credit: AFP PHOTO / BAY Ismoyo: View current survey mission by Greenpeace in Kapuas District of Central Kalimantan February 21, 2014 shows the forest concession Chess Wana Jaya Utama which is being developed oil palm plantations

Credit: AFP PHOTO / BAY Ismoyo: Clearing of forests for construction of roads to the concession area for oil palm plantations are seen during a survey mission by Greenpeace in Central Kalimantan, February 24, 2014

Credit: AFP PHOTO / BAY Ismoyo: Deforestation in the concession area of PT Multi Persada Magnificent Slot for oil palm plantations are seen during a survey mission by Greenpeace in the North Barito Central Kalimantan February 24, 2014

Sabtu, 01 Maret 2014

red cat HIS JUST IN in Kalimantan

By admin November 20, 2013 General

Red Cat is also known as Cat Kalimantan or Borneo Cat . In English known as Borneo Bay Cat , Bay Cat , Bornean Bay Cat , Bornean Marbled Cat and . Meanwhile, in Latin called the Pardofelis badia , which is synonymous with Catopuma and Felis badia badia . This cat is a species endemic to the island of Borneo .

As quoted from , Red Cat is a close relative and is still a common ancestor with the Golden Cats ( Asian Golden Cat ) are numerous in Sumatra , and some Southeast Asian countries . It is estimated that the cat is endemic to Borneo has been there since 4 million years ago when the island of Borneo are still united with the mainland of Asia .

The characteristics and Behavior . Red Cat ( Borneo Bay Cat ) had feathers reddish brown although there are variants grayish . The lower part of the body of Borneo Cat paler than the top . There is a red line on a rather young tanned forehead and cheeks . This rare cat ears are black or dark brown , and white stripes on the tail tip of the tail with black spots .

Red cat with an elongated slender body has a length of about 55 cm with a tail length ranges from 35 cm . Red Cat ( Borneo Bay Cat ) has a body weight of between 2.3 -4.5 kg .

Not much can be extracted about cat behavior endemic to Borneo 's rare . Red Cat ( Pardofelis badia ) including nocturnal animals that many activities at night to hunt birds , mice , and monkeys . In addition to a hunter , Red Cat ( Catopuma badia ) also eat the carcasses of animals found in the forest .

Red Cat ( Borneo Bay Cat ) reach adulthood and sexual maturity between the ages of 18-24 months . The cat is endemic to Borneo during pregnancy have about 70-75 days to give birth to 1-3 cubs in a single pregnancy .

The population of this rare cat until now not known with certainty . Because of the 2002 Cats Red ( Borneo Bay Cat ) are categorized in the conservation status of " endangered" ( Endangered ) by IUCN Redlist . And also included in Appendix II of CITES . In Indonesia and Malaysia , Red Cats , including protected animals from extinction .

red cat

More recently , reported by the National Monitor , eneliti team from the Zoological Society of London , England , managed to take pictures of rare animals or Pardofelis badia red cat in the jungle of Borneo , Indonesia .

Wearn and his team of researchers were surprised by the hidden camera catches were placed in one of four areas of forest in Kalimantan forests are confirmed as habitat of the red cat .

The research team saw many red cat in forest areas that have been cut down massively .

" The results of our hidden camera shots to be strong evidence that red cats can survive in forests that have been harvested for commercial purposes . They must be saved , " Wearn lid .

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