5 Indonesian Endemic Animals that are Exotic and Almost Extinct

INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - Endemic animals are animals that naturally inhabit certain areas and are not found in other areas. In Indonesia, endemic animals are spread across various islands from Sumatra, Kalimantan, to Papua.

The number of endemic animals in Indonesia is very large, there are about 165 endemic mammal species, 397 endemic bird species, more than 150 endemic reptiles, and more than 100 endemic amphibians. Quoted from various sources, here are 5 exotic and almost extinct endemic Indonesian animals.

1. Kekah Natuna

Kekah is a rare primate that only exists on Natuna Island, precisely in Bunguran Besar, Natuna Regency. Kekah Natuna has a cute posture and is known as a shy animal.

There is a white circle around the eyeballs. The hair of this animal's head stands upright with a predominance of white and gray, to brown.

Kekah natuna is also included in the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with the status of vulnerable to extinction or Vulnerable (VU). These primates are scattered in several types and heights of forest.

2. Halmahera Angel Bird

Halmahera angel bird is one of the endemic animals from Indonesia which is unique and beautiful and has its own charm. The angel bird has a color combination that spoils the eye and interesting behavior, so it is nicknamed The Flirty.

Angels and birds of paradise are still in the same family. This urung angel bird comes from the Maluku Islands and is a true type of paradise that is spread in the westernmost region.

3. Orangutans

Orangutans are one of the most popular endemic animals from Indonesia. However, it is very unfortunate that the original habitat of these animals has been destroyed. Animals with the Latin name Pongo have always been the center of attention of many people in the world.

Orangutans are animals with long body hair and can reach 30 years of age. Animals originating from the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan have a very high existence, both at home and abroad.

4. Komodo

Komodo, this one large reptile is endemic from Indonesia which is well known in the world.

Komodo has a very unique size and shape that is known as the largest lizard in the world. Komodo dragons can reach 3 meters in length and weigh about 70 kg. Another uniqueness of this animal is not only its large body size, but also the poison from its forked tongue. Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara is the original habitat of this animal.

5. Javan Leopard

The Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) is one of the endangered predators in Indonesia. This animal is a subspecies of the common leopard (Panthera pardus). By people on the island of Java, the Javan leopard is sometimes called the panther.

The Javan leopard is currently on the verge of extinction. In 2008, the population of the Javan leopard was not more than 250. According to experts and government officials, the reason for the decline in the leopard population is the reduction in its natural habitat in the forest.

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