Mammal

Mammal

ITS–The Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) is also called by locals Rusa Kuda (horse Deer). They originate from South Asia and then spread from India to Myanmar, South China, Indonesia and the Philippines. There are a total of 16 ...

ITS–The Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus),  called in Indonesian  Kancil is different from deer in that it does not have antlers. It has instead large tusk like canine teeth in its upper jaw which it can use for self ...

ITS–The Proboscis monkey, called in Indonesian bekantan, has a strikingly different look  from other monkeys because of its long nose. It is also known as Monyet  Belanda (the Dutchman monkey). Two main characteristics of this species are its ...

ITS–Banteng (Bos javanicus) is distributed throughout South East Asia. In Indonesia, the wild bovine animals live in Java, Borneo and Bali. In Bali, they have long been domesticated. Outside Indonesia, the animals are found in Thailand, Indochina, Myanmar ...

ITS–Of three species of Rhinoceros living in Asia, two live in Indonesia: the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus). Called badak in the Indonesian language, both species differ in that the Sumatran species has ...

ITS–The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), called in Bahasa Indonesia Gajah, is found from India, and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. In Indonesia, it is found only in Sumatra although its fossils are also found in Java. The remaining close ...

ITS–An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals more tractable. Cows (adult ...

ITS–The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), called in Indonesian Harimau Dahan, is found in Indonesia  in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The species is also found throughout the Southeast Asian region. It loves to remain in trees, much more than the ...

ITS–The Orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus) or “man of the forest” today lives only in Borneo and Sumatra. Thus Indonesia is burdened with a great responsibility for the survival of this rare species. There are an estimated 30,000 to ...