Tanjung Puting National Park, A Paradise for Orangutan In Borneo Island

Tanjung Puting National Park (TN) is located on the peninsula of Central Kalimantan. Here there is the largest orangutan conservation in the world with an estimated population of 30,000 to 40,000 orangutans scattered in the national park and also outside this national park. Besides that Tanjung Puting NP is also a biosphere reserve designated in 1977 with a core area of ​​Tanjung Puting NP covering 415,040 ha established in 1982.
Tanjung Puting National Park is managed by the Tanjung Puting National Park Office, one of the Technical Implementation Units (UPT) of the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation (PHKA) of the Ministry of Forestry. With the status of the National Park and the biosphere reserve of Tanjung Puting National Park, it can be preserved and is one of the attractions in Indonesia, in contrast to the Conservation of orangutans in other parts of Kalimantan, we see Orangutans in man-made habitats. not in Tanjung Puting National Park we can see directly the orangutan's natural habitat directly and see firsthand their lives in the wild.
Tanjung Puting National Park is the size of Bali Island and has several types of ecosystems such as: tropical rain forests, lowlands, dry land forests, freshwater swamp forests, mangrove forests, coastal forests and secondary forests. The location of this national park is at an altitude of 0-100 meters above sea level and is home to endemic and protected animals such as orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, red langurs, bears, deer, and jungle cats. There are also 200 species of birds, 38 species of mammals, other wild animals and a number of flora that inhabit this national park. Tanjung Puting National Park is the first orang-utan rehabilitation center in Indonesia.
Most visitors to the Tanjung Puting National Park are foreign tourists, because the large number of foreign tourists who come here makes the people of Pangkalan Bun and the National Park further improve their services. one example is when we ride Klotok not inferior to the service of a five-star hotel, friendly guide and boat captain. the cooking is also very good if we compare with the standards of the Big City, maybe because they are accustomed to serving foreign tourists so that the standard of service quality is still good. Likewise, if it is night, we can sleep on the klotok ship accompanied by a mosquito net.
High season in Tanjung Puting National Park causes the full booklet of this Klotok Ship, from July to August is the high season because it coincides with the many holidays and school holidays. If you want to visit Tanjung Puting National Park this month, avoid this month, in addition bring a mosquito repellent lotion.
Along the Sekonyer river we can see monkeys hanging from one tree to another. This forest is home to eight species of primates. including monkeys who have a long nose (proboscis), with a long nose around the community call it a Dutch monkey because of the sharp nose. when walking along the Sekonyer river to the tourist attraction in Tanjung Puting National Park, be careful with crocodiles, they are hard to see, but they are around the river. indeed see the flow of the river we feel like to swim and enjoy the nature of this National Park.
The route to Tanjung Puting National Park can be taken from Pangkalan Bun, you can go to Kumai which is about 8 km by public transportation which takes about 15 minutes. Then the journey continues towards Tanjung Puting National Park using a traditional boat called klotok which takes about 2 hours. If using a speed boat only takes about 1 hour.

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