Indonesia is indeed very rich in natural wealth and animal species in it. All of them are like valuable treasures that may not even be owned by other countries. This country is also home to some rare animal species that are not found in other countries.
The animals, which often go unnoticed, have succeeded in attracting the world’s attention to help preserve their existence.
Here are the seven animals You Can See Only in Indonesia
#1. Sumatran Tiger
There are two species of endangered tigers are found only in Indonesia, namely Sumatra and Bali tigers. However, the Bali tiger has been declared extinct since 1937 due to the disturbance of their habitat. The Sumatran tigers are now estimated to have only about 500 left.
Reporting from boombastis.com, this number has also continued to reduced from previous years so that the government is doing its best to defend the Sumatran tiger. The male Sumatran tiger is usually about 92 inches long, 60 cm high, and weighs 140 kg. While the tigress has an average body length of 78 inches and a weight of 91 kg.
Many primate species are scattered on this earth. But there are special rare primate species that only exist in Indonesia, the orang-utan. Compared to other types of apes, orangutans have longer hair.
This species is even known to have a high intelligence level and a longer life expectancy than other primate family. Animals that can survive up to 30 years are also said to have aspects of DNA that are similar to humans. Orangutans are found in the forests of Kalimantan and Sumatra.
#3. Tarsius Tarsier
Apart from orangutans, another primate native to Indonesia is Tarsius Bangka. This animal that has another name Mentilin comes from Bangka Belitung. Although from there, Tarsius can also be found in Riau and parts of Kalimantan.
This animal is reddish brown to brownish gray and has a length of between 12-15 cm so that it is called the world’s smallest primate. His physical characteristics have big eyes like an owl. So it’s no wonder some people call it ghost ape. However, the eyes of the tarsier is not functioning during the day.
There is at least two rhino species native to Indonesia very rare and protected, the Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Rhinoceros. However, the most popular rhino is the one-horned rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros.
Although has made breeding in Ujung Kulon, Banten, but the animal population continues to reduced. Sadly, the latest data states that there are only tens of them.
In ancient Chinese medicine, rhino horn is considered to be very effective in treating various diseases. Horn can be rewarded very expensive that’s why many people hunted this animal.
This animal has always been very rare and special, because it is only found in Indonesia. The ancient animal has even become Indonesia’s mascot in the international arena. Komodo is the world’s largest lizard species that can reach three meters in length, weighing a kilogram 70s.
This carnivorous animal inhabits the islands of the Nusa Tenggara region, including Flores, Rinca, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami. As a result of its decreasing population, the government then built a breeding ground called Komodo National Park.
Anoa or the Latin name Bubalus Depressicornis is an animal that is only found in the Sulawesi region, Indonesia. At first glance, it looks similar to a buffalo, but it has pointed horns that reach 30 cm in length.
Anoa also have several types and have different patterns of life. However, the animal that is the mascot of Sulawesi is also experiencing a critical period. This is because the number is currently estimated at only 5,000 worldwide.
#7. Borneo Bay Cat
This special cat with the appearance of reddish brown fur is only found on the island of Borneo. The belly of this cat has a paler color, while on the forehead and cheeks there are brownish red lines that are lighter than the color of the body. It is very charming.
Unlike cats in general, these animals have a more fierce and slender appearance. The body length can reach 55 cm, while weighing up to 4.5 kilograms. The tail of this cat is also very long which can reach 35 cm.
The cat lives in tropical forests which have an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. These cats also already scarce, where according to the last record in 2007. says that number less than 2,500 Borneo Cat only