Orangutans at Tanjung Puting National Park
to Tanjung Puting & Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Puting National Park has several ecosystem as lowland tropical
rain forest, dryland forest, freshwater swamp forest, mangrove forest,
coastal forest, and secondary forest.
is dominated by lowland forest plants like jelutung (Dyera costulata),
ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), meranti (Shorea sp.), keruing
(Dipterocarpus sp.), and rattans.
protected animal species inhabiting Tanjung Puting Reserve,
include the orangutan (Pongo satyrus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis
larvatus), maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda rubida), sun bear
(Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus
javanicus klossii), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and leopard
cat (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis).
Tanjung Puting Park was the
first place in Indonesia to become a rehabilitation centre for
orangutans. There are now three orangutan rehabilitation locations,
Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey.
orangutan of Tanjung Puting at Kalimantan has dark reddish fur
and no tail. As they get older, the adult males cheeks flesh out,
resembling cushions. The older they get, the bigger these cheek flanges
grow, giving them a fierce look.
locations/attractions at Tanjung Puting National Park:
Tanjung Harapan is the first
station in the orangutan rehabilitation process. Situated in the midst
of secondary and swamp forest, it has a guesthouse, an information
centre, and trails.
Tanggui: orangutans that have passed the semi-wild phase are moved to
Pondok Tanggui. There, they are closely monitored from a distance, and
human contact is avoided.
Leakey: founded in 1971 in the middle of primary forest, this is the
location for semi-wild and wild orangutans, and for younger orangutans
from birth until three years of age.
Natai Lengkuas is a bekantan research station at Tanjung Puting, you can watch other animals along
the river cruise.
How to reach Tanjung
Puting National Park:
by plane, or from Semarang to Pangkalan Bun by ship. Flights
from Pontianak to Pangkalanbun
or Banjarmasin To Pangkalan
Bun are available, for schedules, please feel free to contact