Category: Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge

DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK

DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK Proboscis monkeys are the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, frequently leaping from tree limbs and hitting the water with a comical belly flop. They’ve evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles that are some of their main predators. The Bekantan (Proboscis monkeys)   According to Wikipedia – The Proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, known as the […]

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Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest?

Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest? From observations made by the Tanjung Puting National Park Rangers  and other researchers, Orangutans have been seen to help maintain their own forest. They turn over the soil on the forest floor searching for termites, in so doing ‘planting’ seeds fallen from trees above. As orangutans feed, moving across the canopy from fruit tree to fruit tree, they spit out or defaecate seeds, […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The White-winged Wood Duck

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The White-winged Wood Duck The white-winged duck or white-winged wood duck Asarcornis scutulata is a large species of duck, formerly placed in the genus Cairina and allied with the dabbling ducks. However further analysis has indicated a monotypic species The white-winged duck – photo by Hariyono Historically, the white-winged duck was widely distributed from north eastern India and Bangladesh, throughout South East Asia to Java and Sumatra. It is now […]

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OUR CURRENT LODGES UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

OUR CURRENT LODGES UPDATE – JANUARY 2021 We take this opportunity to go back to basics. The Four Lodges, in Kalimantan, Sumatra and Flores and the Bali office, are vital to the existence of ECOLODGES INDONESIA and the CONSERVATION Programs. They have to be kept spotless and free from mould and termites, our biggest enemies. Under the guidance of Ibu Emi, each manager sends Whats App photos of the areas Ibu Emi wants to check […]

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Fire in the Tanjung Putting National Park (TPNP) in 2015 – what we hope to do to repair some of the damage

Fire in the Tanjung Putting National Park (TPNP) in 2015; what we hope to do to repair some of the damage The 416,000 ha TPNP in south part of Central Borneo is one the few places on earth that one can view the Bornean Orangutan in the wild. This unique low land forest park has had many threats to its existence but the 2015 fires, of doubtful source, caused over 130,000 ha of destruction in […]

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OUR TOUR BRAJA HARJOSARI – STORY ABOUT A VILLAGE AT THE BORDER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK. 

OUR TOUR BRAJA HARJOSARI – STORY ABOUT A VILLAGE AT THE BORDER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK.  Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) consists of 1,300 square kilometers of swamp forest and lowland rainforest. It has long been known for its significant population of Sumatran Elephants as well as Sumatran Tigers, Macaques, Siamang Gibbons, Malayan Tapirs, and over 300 recorded bird species including the endemic White Winged Duck. Currently, there are around 22 villages whose locations […]

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