Sun bear attacks couple in Riau, killing one

The sun bear population is in decline in Indonesia because of rapid deforestation, which has led to habitat loss.

Animals

Dead 7-meter python fried and eaten by locals, wasn’t actually wrestled to death by one man: police

Dead 7-meter python fried and eaten by locals, wasn’t actually wrestled to death by one man: police

Robert Nababan, 37, was hailed as a badass by people in his village in the Indagiri Hulu regency of Riau when he claimed he wrestled a 7-meter long python to death, but it turned...

Indonesian man comes out on top in life-or-death wrestling match with 7-meter python

Indonesian man comes out on top in life-or-death wrestling match with 7-meter python

This year, several reptile attacks have made the news in Indonesia, with the scaly beasts claiming human victims during each gruesome incident. However, one man in the Riau...

Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia

Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia

Yes, the pandas even got their own KITAS.

No dogs allowed: Bekasi neighborhood’s pet ban draws criticism

No dogs allowed: Bekasi neighborhood’s pet ban draws criticism

A neighborhood in the Indonesian city of Bekasi is facing criticism for implementing a ban separating man from his best friend.

JUSTISSSSSS: Video of man releasing 3 bags full of venomous cobras in courthouse protest goes viral

JUSTISSSSSS: Video of man releasing 3 bags full of venomous cobras in courthouse protest goes viral

"In this office, there are so many 'rats' that must be destroyed, so we release these snakes so that the rats can be eaten."

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

Bee very afraid.

Yet another Indonesian man killed in suspected crocodile attack in Riau peat swamp

Yet another Indonesian man killed in suspected crocodile attack in Riau peat swamp

Following the crocodile attacks that killed two including a crocodile shaman in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, over the weekend, Indonesia saw yet another man killed by a...

Crocodile shaman killed while searching for dead body in croc-infested waters in Indonesia (VIDEO)

Crocodile shaman killed while searching for dead body in croc-infested waters in Indonesia (VIDEO)

Suprianto, a man claiming to be a pawang buaya (a shaman who supposedly has supernatural control over crocodiles), died after a suspected crocodile attack in Kutai Kartanegara,...

Declared extinct decades ago, a Javan tiger may have just been photographed in Java’s Ujung Kulon National Park

Declared extinct decades ago, a Javan tiger may have just been photographed in Java’s Ujung Kulon National Park

While there have been numerous alleged sightings of the Javan tiger over the years, this is the closest thing to proof of their continued existence.


 

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.