Japanese man held for smuggling hundreds of reptiles in Indonesia

A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities and environmentalists said

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Rescued albino orangutan named ‘Alba’ after global appeal

A conservation group said Monday it has chosen the name Alba for a rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia after receiving a flood of suggestions from the

Rescued albino orangutan named ‘Alba’ after global appeal

Expert says mysterious ‘monster’ carcass that washed up on Indonesian shores is of a whale (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Like "Inside Out". Except about a whale. And horribly

Expert says mysterious ‘monster’ carcass that washed up on Indonesian shores is of a whale (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Public asked to name rare albino orangutan rescued in Borneo

The public are being asked to name a rare albino orangutan rescued in the Indonesian part of Borneo island, with conservationists saying she has become an "ambassador" for the...

Public asked to name rare albino orangutan rescued in Borneo

Two new species of tarsier, rumored to be inspiration for Yoda, announced on Star Wars Day

Tarsiers’ eyes are so large the creatures can’t even move them around — a limitation they adapted to by developing the ability to swivel their heads 180-degrees in either...

Two new species of tarsier, rumored to be inspiration for Yoda, announced on Star Wars Day

Scientists mull risks of freeing rare albino orangutan in Borneo

"Would releasing the albino harm the species at large by introducing its genetic disorder into an already vulnerable

Scientists mull risks of freeing rare albino orangutan in Borneo

WATCH: Heartwarming moment baby orangutan peers out of small box he’s been kept inside for 2 years during rescue

"... at first he was frightened and ran to the back of the box where he couldn’t be reached. After years in the darkness, he clearly found the sight and sound of the outside...

WATCH: Heartwarming moment baby orangutan peers out of small box he’s been kept inside for 2 years during rescue

Rare albino orangutan rescued on Borneo island

A rare albino orangutan has been rescued on the Indonesian part of Borneo island where villagers were keeping the white-haired, blue-eyed creature in a cage, a protection group...

Rare albino orangutan rescued on Borneo island

Watch: After receiving shocking video of puppy being abused, animal welfare group and police rescue dog from owner

Animal abuse often goes unnoticed and unreported in Jakarta, so it’s really uplifting to see a bunch of people come together to rescue an abused puppy

Watch: After receiving shocking video of puppy being abused, animal welfare group and police rescue dog from owner

Orangutan, snow leopard and sun bear rescued from Jakarta home of man who allegedly bought them through social media

On top of the serious threat facing Indonesia’s endangered species due to deforestation and the destruction of their natural habitats, they are also at risk due to poaching and...

Orangutan, snow leopard and sun bear rescued from Jakarta home of man who allegedly bought them through social media

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.