Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park located in the southwestern peninsula of Central Kalimantan the Indonesian Borneo.
Tanjung Puting National Park has several types of ecosystems consisting of lowland tropical rain forest, dry land forest, freshwater swamp forests, mangrove forests, coastal forests and secondary forest.
Tanjung Puting National Park is the first location in Indonesia as an orangutan rehabilitation center. There are three locations for the rehabilitation of orangutans at Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey. Borneo Orangutan has a dark reddish fur and no tail. In line with the growth of age, adult males develop a cheek to form a cushion. The older, bigger cheek pads so that his face seemed grim.
The wealth of flora in Tanjung Puting National Park covers the plants are like meranti (Shorea sp.), Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), jelutung (Dyera costulata), aloes, wood street, keruing (Dipterocarpus sp), ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri), tengkawang (dracomentelas sp.), Nipah (Nypa fruticans), and others. As for the lower layers of forest vegetation consists of the types of regeneration / tree saplings.
Tanjung Puting National Park rich fauna includes mammals, reptiles, and birds
- Mammals: Tanjung Puting National Park is inhabited by approximately 38 species of mammals. Seven of them are well-known primates and protected, such as the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), bekantan (nasalis larvatus), owa-owa (Hylobates agilis), and sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). The types of large mammals such as sambar deer, barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), deer (tragulus javanicus), and wild boar (sus barbatus) can also be found in this region. In fact, some types of aquatic mammals such as dugongs (dugong-dugong)
- Reptiles: Some species of reptiles can be found in the area of Tanjung Puting National Park, including the crocodile sinyong chopsticks (tomistoma Schlegel), estuarine crocodile (crocodilus porosus), and bidawang (trionyx cartilagenous). Turtle in the river branch.
- Bird: Carrying more than 200 species of birds that live in the area of Tanjung Puting National Park. One type of bird in this region, namely Sindang yarn (ciconia stormi) included 20 species of the world’s rarest birds. Tanjung Puting is also one place for all types of bird colonies “great alba” like egreta alba, arhinga melanogaster, and Ardea purpurea.
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