Tag: "Indonesia"

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Video Captures Stunning Footage of Rare Javan Leopard

The Javan leopard is one of the rarest animals on earth and to capture a clear image of the animal in the wild is an even more rare opportunity. Recently though a camera trap set to capture the wild cat in its forest home in Indonesia was able to provide to the world with some incredible footage.

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Leatherback Sea Turtles may become Extinct in next 20 Years

An international team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has documented a 78 percent decline in the number of nests of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle in the Pacific Ocean. The experts fear, if the trend continues, the turtles may become extinct in the next 20 years.

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Komodo Dragon Attacks Two in Indonesia

A day at the office for two staff members of a wildlife park in Indonesia turned dreadful when a Komodo dragon entered the office and attacked them.

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Critically Endangered Black Macaque Population in Sulawesi on the Rebound

While most reports of critically endangered species continue to break the hearts of wildlife and nature enthusiasts, there is one critically endangered species in Sulawesi making a comeback! Black macaques, otherwise known as the ‘gorilla of Indonesia,’ are reportedly showing signs of recovery after experiencing a decline so devastating that experts thought they would disappear.

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Successful Live Birth for Sumatran Rhino: Fourth to be Born in Captivity in More than a Century

Just days after the release of the annually updated Red List – a list of the world’s most endangered species – a glimpse of hope emerged for the Sumatran rhinoceros species. That hope came in the form of a baby. “Ratu gave birth to a male baby at 00:45 (17:45 GMT) on Saturday. Both the […]

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Poachers Targeting Indonesian Marine Reserves

Segmenting certain areas of the seas and oceans to spare the rare species from fishing is an idea that has been adopted at many places in the world. But in Indonesia the idea is backfiring as poachers try and loot the same marine protected areas.

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After 10 days of pain Orangutan Saved from Poacher’s Snare

The latest victim of the Palm Oil Industry in Indonesia is an orphaned orangutan named Pelangsi who was trapped in a snare for ten days before a rescue team ended the poor animal’s plight.

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Pregnancy for Rare Rhino Brings Hope to the Species

The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammal species in the world today. Only 200 or so of the two-horned, hairy forest dwelling rhinos exist in the world today – 180 in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia.

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Momma Orangutan Protectively Cradles Her Baby While Bounty Hunters Close in for the Kill

Over the last several years, many animals have stood on the brink of extinction. For homes for humans, food for humans, paper, chairs and everything else in existence, habitat homes for wildlife are depleting at alarming rates.

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Conservationists Save Trapped Sumatran Tiger

An endangered Sumatran Tiger is lucky to be alive after it was found with arrow wounds all over his body and in a wire trap in protected Indonesian jungle.

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Caught! Whale Sharks Stealing Food From Fishermen!

A pod of giant whale sharks were been caught on camera for the first time, stealing fish out of the nets of fishermen.

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Rare Black Macaque captures Self-Portrait with Stolen Camera

Award winning photographer David Slater was in the wild outdoors visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia and hoping to get some good shots. But little did he know that a misplaced camera would lead to one of the best self portraits ever – that of a rare Black Macaque.