Indonesia’s toxic haze affecting Borneo’s orangutans – rescuers

Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their habitat, a rescue foundation said Tuesday.

Animals

Aceh plans to punish those who endanger protected wildlife with up to 100 strokes of the cane

Aceh plans to punish those who endanger protected wildlife with up to 100 strokes of the cane

Aceh, the only province in Indonesia with special autonomy to enact sharia law, is often criticized by human rights activists for publicly caning those found guilty of...

Domestic worker in Jakarta killed by employer’s Belgian Shepherd during feeding time: police

Domestic worker in Jakarta killed by employer’s Belgian Shepherd during feeding time: police

A dog owner in Cipayung, East Jakarta may be charged with negligence after her dog attacked and killed her domestic worker on Sunday, police said.

Indonesian man arrested for shooting neighbor’s dog to death, says it was payback for making his wife and child fall off bike

Indonesian man arrested for shooting neighbor’s dog to death, says it was payback for making his wife and child fall off bike

Police in the Indonesian city of Tangerang have arrested a 43-year-old man, who police have identified by his initial A, for what he described as an act of vengeance against a...

Jakarta residents sue PLN over their koi dying during great Java blackout

Jakarta residents sue PLN over their koi dying during great Java blackout

State power utility PLN not only has to contend with paying billions of rupiah in compensation to customers affected by Sunday’s widespread power outages in Banten, Jakarta and...

Indonesian cat eater charged with animal abuse, says he ‘thought it was a rabbit’

Indonesian cat eater charged with animal abuse, says he ‘thought it was a rabbit’

The suspect, Abah Grandong, may face up to nine months in prison if convicted.

Indonesian man who ate cat in viral video apologizes, police say he’s turning himself in today

Indonesian man who ate cat in viral video apologizes, police say he’s turning himself in today

An Indonesian man has come forward to confess that he ate a cat while it was still alive — a deeply disturbing clip of which went viral this week — and apologized, not for his...

Police on hunt for Jakarta man seen eating cat in viral video

Police on hunt for Jakarta man seen eating cat in viral video

Police in the Kemayoran subdistrict of Central Jakarta say they’re investigating a viral video depicting a man eating what looks to be the carcass of a freshly-killed cat.

Viral FB post alleges dog brought into mosque in viral video killed in accident

Viral FB post alleges dog brought into mosque in viral video killed in accident

While most of the attention from the hugely viral video of a woman in Indonesia who brought her dog into a mosque has been on the pet owner’s legal status, little was known...

Man strangled by pet python while giving it a bath, snake gets killed and buried next to its owner

Man strangled by pet python while giving it a bath, snake gets killed and buried next to its owner

The victim's wife said he had been raising snakes as a hobby for a long time. "I have resigned myself to the fact that my husband died because of a snake, it was fate," she told...


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Coconuts Jakarta Animals

Jakarta is chock-full of human civilization with barely any open space or green space despite being a city located in a tropical environment. As such, wild animals rarely roam the capital, save for the numerous stray cats, rats, and deserted pet dogs. Also mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitoes. That said, Jakarta does have one of the biggest zoos in Indonesia, the Ragunan Zoo. The zoo, which is funded and maintained by the Jakarta Provincial Government, possesses a respectable variety of animals, but critics have pointed out that its facilities are not properly maintained and that some of the animals could be better taken care of. In addition to Ragunan, there’s Taman Safari in Puncak, a holiday destination up on the mountains of Bogor, Jakarta’s satellite city. Taman Safari is a nationally renowned fauna park, and is home to creatures from all over the world. Despite its good reputation, Taman Safari has also been criticized in the past for their handling of their animals, with many suspecting that many of the animals in the park are underfed.