Tanjung Puting National Park : The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

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Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park formerly Wildlife Tanjung Puting. The Animal Sanctuary Tanjung Puting is defined by the Netherlands East Indies colonial Government in 1936/1937 305.000 acres hectares. On 12 of May 1984, the Minister of forestry set of Tanjung Puting National Park and the extent of the plus being 415.040 acres. Tanjung Puting National Park was created to protect the orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and bekanran (Nasalis larvatus). To be precise, Tanjung Puting National Park is located in southwestern semananjung province of South Kalimantan.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park is located in the Subdistrict of Kumai, Kotawaringin Barat Regency, and in district of Hanau, Lake Sembuluh, Seruyan Hilir, and Regency Seruyan, province of Central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting National Park area is inhabited by the following plants meranti (Shorea spp.), ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), dyera costulata (Dyera costulata), aloes, wood lanan, keruing (Dipterocarpus sp), (Eusideroxylon zwageri) ulin, tengkawang (Dracomentelas SP.), Lithocarpus, Castonopsis, Schiima, Hopea, Licuala, Vatica, Casuarina, Imperata cylindrica, Astonia, Crinum, Sonneratia SP., Barringtonia, Rhizophora, Nipah (Nypa fruticans), Podocarpus, and Scaevola. Plants that inhabit the lower layers of the forest consists of types of rattan and tree saplings.

The type of Orangutans in Tanjung Putting National Park

Types of protected rare wildlife in the forests of the National Park Cape Nipples include orangutans (Pongo satyrus), the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), langur (Presbytis rubicunda rubida), bears (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), the kancil (Tragulus javanicus klossi), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and forest cats (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis). Some types of reptiles such as crocodiles sinyong supit (Tomistoma schlegel), saltwater crocodile (Crocodilus porosus), and bidawang (Trionyx cartilagenous) is also found in Tanjung Puting National Park. In addition there are more than 200 species of birds that live in this area. One of them is sindang lawe (Ciconia stormii) which includes 20 varieties of birds terlangka in the world.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan Is the orangutan Tanjung Puting National Park icons. The Bornean orangutan has a characteristic reddish fur that is dark and also does not have a tail. Appropriate growth of the adult males of his age developed his cheeks up to form pads. Getting older, the greater his cheek pads so his face was impressed seram. Tanjung Puting National Park was designated UNESCO as Biosfir Reserve in 1977 and is a Sister Park to country Malaysia.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

This National Park has several types of ecosystems, i.e., lowland tropical forest, the forest of dry land (heathlands), freshwater swamp forest, peat swamp forest, mangroves or mangrove, 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 the Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey.

Tanjung Harapan Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

Tanjung Harapan was the first station in the process of rehabilitation of orangutans. This location was in secondary forest and swamp forests that are equipped with information center, Guest House, and the trail. Tanjung Harapan is one of only three places the release of orangutans to the wild nature in the Tanjung Puting National Park. Pondok Tanggui is another place and Camp Leakey. Nearly all the orangutans in this location is the orangutan rehabilitation results are released to the wild nature, and also to his descendants. Currently, there are no new orangutan are released into the release of the three because it was full and at this location there are many colonies of wild orangutans. It is feared the release of orangutans to the region will bring diseases or create unhealthy competition with wild orangutans. Currently the orangutan who passed rehabilitation processes released into the Lamandau nature reserve, on the West side of the base of Bun.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

Every day, these orangutans  fed in place of feeding. The feeding of this nature suplemental, and does not replace the main food. Each individual orangutan  every day always came to the place of feeding. Even if the food is abundant in the forests, it could be none orangutans come to this feeding places.

Pondok Tanggui used to observe orangutans. Orangutans are still observed in closed and avoid contact with humans. Camp Leakey was founded in 1971 by Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and her ex-husband Rod Brindamour. The name Camp Leakey came from Louis Leakey, Birute Galdikas teachers from IE. Birute Galdikas is one of Leakey’s Angels. Camp Leakey in the jungle primary was the site of some of the half-wild orangutans to the wild and of the newly born until three years of age (old King). Natai Galangal is a research station of the proboscis monkey and other wildlife observations through the river. The river Reeds and Lake Bird fauna observation bird used in especially migrant birds.

Pondok Ambung is a camp location research. Pondok Ambung Camp location nestled between the mouth of Ali and Post Camp Leakey. Pondok Ambung camp was established by the Orangutan Foundation International, a foundation from the United Kingdom in 2003. Camp was then renovated again in 2005.

To reach Tanjung Putting National Park location, you can depart from Jakarta or Semarang using naval ships or aircraft towards the base of Bun. The base of the Bun, you can use ground vehicles toward the Subdistrict of Kumai with travel about 20 minutes (8 kilometers). To reach Tanjung Puting National Park, the most popular transport is ‘ klotok River ‘.

Traditional Transport “Klotok River”

Klotok River is a term for traditional motor boat used in River-a river in Borneo. Klotok River we use about 3 m x 12 m, consisting of two decks. Basic deck used by the captain, the crew klotok River, Cook and guides. While the main deck (over) populated by passengers or tourists. The function of the upper deck can be changed instantly by crew klotok River was the place for relaxing, dining or beds, as needed. Because of the open nature of the upper deck, there is no privacy for tourists.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan In addition to alternative transportation modes, klotok River available are fast boats (speedboats). Perhaps its speed can reach 5 times or more the speed klotok River which is an average of only about 10 km/h. However, for the purposes of ecotourism, klotok River is unparalleled. Klotok River is much more comfortable to drive, has a bathroom, and can serve as a place to eat or spend the night. In addition, sometimes the speed of 10 km/hour still too fast to be able to enjoy the scenery around. If you want to go directly to Natai Galangal, you need time 4-5 hours. If you want more quickly, you can use the fast boat from Kumai on to the Tanjung Harapan only 0.5-1 hours, from Kumai – Camp Leakey for 1.5-2 hours, and from Kumai to Natai Galangal for 1.5-2 hours.

The Village Of Sekonyer

After from the Tanjung Harapan, your journey can be continued to the village of Sei Sekonyer, a small village that is located no more than 100 metres from the opposite side of the pier Tanjung Harapan. The village that is located in the middle of the National Park of Tanjung Puting is being directed by the Government to support ecotourism. In this village there are several lodging place for travellers as well as a gift shop. Beyond ecotourism, other local people’s livelihood is farming, fishing and working in the National Park, the palm oil or mining company.

Rimba Orangutan Lodging Ecologde

For an overnight stay at Tanjung Putting there is lodging Jungle Orangutan Ecolodge located only one kilometre from the village of Sei Sekonyer. This property can only be accessed via the river Sekonyer and the only lodging with a professional service along the Sekonyer River. All rooms are made on the marshland and made entirely of wood. The whole room is linked with the jalan kayu made above ground level. Our family rooms have electricity facilities, air conditioning, safe, bed of lies, and (he said) bathroom with hot water shower.

Pondok Tanggui

Pondok Tanggui. Just as the Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui’s main attractions is the orangutan. In Pondok Tanggui, feeding starts at 9 am, so we should be heading to the location. From the jungle Ecolodge towards Tanggui Cottage dock is 12 km away and is only 1 hour 45 minutes. While from the dock Cottages Tanggui to where feeding is a short walk along the one kilometre for 25 minutes.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan Camp Laekey

Camp Leakey, i.e. the place where the orangutan research begins. Camp Leakey Sekonyer River is located on the right, namely the Sekonyer River width is smaller than the Sekonyer River. To reach Camp Leakey, klotok River still has to traverse a distance of 7 km for about 50 minutes along the Sekonyer River Right a much more narrow than a Rivers Sekonyer great. From Camp Leakey we had to walk the plank of wood as far as 400 meters to reach the center of Camp Leakey. While at Camp Leakey orangutan couple we met. Orangutans are orangutans actually has been released to the wild. But some of them prefer to spend time at Camp Leakey. Besides orangutans, in the area around Camp Leakey is also found in other primates such as monkeys and ungka .

Camp Leakey has an information centre which consists of a wide range of information about the orangutan as food and his habit. Here are photos of Birute Galdikas on the cover of National Geographic in 1975, and his son, Fred Galdikas, who was showered with orangutans on the cover of National Geographic in 1980.

Tanjung Puting National Park The Paradise of Orangutan in Kalimantan

The story of this assortment of orangutans. Like humans, they have a different character and persona. And they treat others with orangutans varies according to its nature.

If you are the roads to the National Park of Tanjung Puting in may, you can enjoy cultural attractions outside of the National Park it is. In May the traditional Rowing Competition held on the base of Bun. Best season to visit the National Park Cape this Nipple between June to September. If you have the opportunity to stroll to Borneo on those months, don’t forget the Tanjung Puting National Park winds.

Tanjung Puting National Park a haven for orangutans, a beautiful neighbourhood for Orangutans.

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