China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers ...

Animals

Jakarta gov’t issues canine ID cards for good dogs that get microchipped

Jakarta gov’t issues canine ID cards for good dogs that get microchipped

The cutest official form of ID we've seen.

Rare Sumatran tiger killed by pig trap in Indonesia, officials say she was pregnant

Rare Sumatran tiger killed by pig trap in Indonesia, officials say she was pregnant

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died after being caught in a hunter's trap on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an official said Wednesday.

Jakarta vet sued for IDR1.5 billion for death of ‘rare’ albino Siberian husky pup

Jakarta vet sued for IDR1.5 billion for death of ‘rare’ albino Siberian husky pup

Losing a pet may be one of the hardest things animal lovers have to go through.

Indonesian toddler fearlessly plays with (and kisses) huge cobra while adults film interaction

Indonesian toddler fearlessly plays with (and kisses) huge cobra while adults film interaction

A little boy who appears to be no older than a year old is the subject of a viral video that is currently causing outrage on social media in Indonesia due to apparent parental...

Yogyakarta Police apologize for photo of officers posed standing atop dead shark

Yogyakarta Police apologize for photo of officers posed standing atop dead shark

Everybody needs to start thinking "Do I *really* need to take this picture?" a hell of a lot more often.

Animal control rounds up 64 cats and 23 dogs suspected of having rabies around Asian Games facilities

Animal control rounds up 64 cats and 23 dogs suspected of having rabies around Asian Games facilities

While rabies is often associated with dogs, cats can also be infected by the deadly virus, and that’s especially worrying in Jakarta where stray cats own the city’s streets.

Elephants take the flag in Indonesian independence day ceremony

Elephants take the flag in Indonesian independence day ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia’s red and white flag to help mark the country’s independence day....

Indonesian officials agree to ban dog meat trade following meeting with animal activists

Indonesian officials agree to ban dog meat trade following meeting with animal activists

Animal lovers of Indonesia rejoice, this is a major win.

Video of jerk blowing cloud of vape smoke in monkey’s face angers animal lovers in Indonesia

Video of jerk blowing cloud of vape smoke in monkey’s face angers animal lovers in Indonesia

Is vaping healthier than traditional cigarettes? Some say so, others are undecided, but one thing is for sure — while it may be less dangerous than second-hand cigarette smoke,...


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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.