Tanjung Puting National
Tanjung Puting National Park (300,040 hectares), located
at Central Kalimantan around Sekonyer River is the home of the Orangutans,
Probosic monkey and seven other primate species. This park is the rehabilitation
center for the Orangutans, includes day-to-day care for all animals at
the post, including health conditions monitoring, giving treatmetnt for
sick and injured primates.
As a nature tourism destination area, the park, is accessible by air,
water and land transportation. The park can be reached by taking a plane
to Pangkalanbun, then going on to Kumai by road, and proceeding
into the park by
a klotok riverboat. Exotic wild animals such as Orangutan,
probosics monkey, long tail macaque and various birds are easy to see.
Lodging for tourist is also available. It is a paradise for scientists,
naturalists and wildlife watcher, including ecotourists.
The soils in the park consist of yellow-red podsolic, laterite, organosol,
podsol, glei humus and alluvial. The area is predominantly flat, undulating
to an altitude 0-100 above sea level. The rainy season start from September
until February. The relative humidity of the area ranges between 55 and
98 percent and the temperature varies from 22 - 32 degree Celsius.
Flora & Fauna
Among tree species commonly found are Ramin (Gonistylus bancanus), Jelutung,
Kayu Besi (iron wood, eusideroxylon zwagerri), Meranti (Shorea sp.) and
Keruing (Dipterocarpus). all of them have high value for industry. Other
plants such Bakung (asian tricum), Pandans (Pandanus tectorius), Nipah
(Nypa sp.) which growing on the riverside.
Beside the Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) other species can be
found in this park i.e: Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) - a large
monkey which is found only in Borneo, long tail macaque (Macaca fascicularis),
birds - especially horn bills, kingfishers, myna, oriental darter and
over 220 bird species. Furthermore, the list of fauna living in the park
are include the occasionally can be seen: Agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis),
grey gibbon (Hylobates mulleri), red leaf monkey (presbistis rubicunda),
Malayan sun bear (helarctus malayanus), wild lige (sus barbatus), estuarine
crocodile false ghavial (Tomistoma schlegelli). The rivers together with
the swamps and sesonal lake rookeries support the life of many species
of fish that have very high values in term of ecology and economy.
Located about 30 minutes to the right from the branch of Sekonyer river.
This area also functions as orangutans rehabilitation center and become
an important visitor attraction. The Camp and surrounding area is designated
as a special utility zone. Over the years, the camp has served the research
efforts of several scientist and students. Tourist will be able to walk
on certain trails of the trail system without disturbing the research
activities. On the way to Camp Leakey (on Sekonyer Simpang Kanan river),
you may occasionally see crocodiles and the false gavials.
The first guard post in the park that was constructed in the late of 1970's.
Tanjung Harapan was the original site of the Sekonyer Village, which was
moved across the Sekonyer river. The area surrounding is designated as
utilization zone. In this area, several facilities for park management
as well as for visitors have been constructing. Tanjung Harapan is also
an alternate orangutan center.
New established rehabilitation center for orangutans . Located between
Tanjung Harapan and Natai Lengkuas, this are also designates as a special
The word RIMBA means JUNGLE or FOREST in the Indonesian language. Located
on the left side of river Sekonyer, 10 minutes upriver from Tanjung Harapan
Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. The lodge is simple, clean and shady
as it is covered by trees. Built with Dayak architectures, spacious and
air-ness. There are 15 river-edge bedrooms and 20 rooms inland with chilling
fan and teak bathrooms. The restaurant is spacious with Chinese and Western
food. The lodge has been accommodated successfully for the hundred delegates
who attended the GREAT APE CONFERENCE. Clients can also paddle a canoe
along the river banks nearby. Back to the top
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