Orangutan recovers after shot with 74 airgun pellets in Indonesia

She was found, with her one-month-old baby, in critical condition with sharp blades and 74 air rifle bullets in her body.

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Orangutan rescued from ‘barbaric’ abuse in Aceh has 74 air rifle bullets lodged in body

Orangutan rescued from ‘barbaric’ abuse in Aceh has 74 air rifle bullets lodged in body

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Paw-dorable politics: Cat communities hold competition to find look-alike for Prabowo’s cat Bobby

Paw-dorable politics: Cat communities hold competition to find look-alike for Prabowo’s cat Bobby

If presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto wins the election on April 17, then Bobby The Cat will become the country’s First Feline.

Indonesian man survives Sumatran tiger attack by playing dead

Indonesian man survives Sumatran tiger attack by playing dead

A resident of Pungkat Village in the Gaung District of Riau Province defied the odds by surviving a Sumatran tiger attack on Saturday, although he still suffered serious injuries.

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years,...

Indonesian police arrest man in viral video who dragged cat from a moving motorcycle

Indonesian police arrest man in viral video who dragged cat from a moving motorcycle

A 15-second video of a cat tied to and dragged by a motorcycle recently went viral in Indonesia. As reported by Detik, the vile act took place on Sunday afternoon in the Wiradesa...

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

If you have your heart set of seeing a dragon in 2020, tourists will still be able to find them on other islands in Komodo National Park.

Police in Papua use slithering live snake on alleged phone thief during interrogation (Video)

Police in Papua use slithering live snake on alleged phone thief during interrogation (Video)

Police in the Indonesian province of Papua admitted that an officer used a live snake on an alleged petty criminal, in what they claimed to be an unorthodox interrogation...

NTT governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

NTT governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

The governor says that the islands have to be closed so that their populations of deers, the Komodo dragon's main source of food, can be replenished so the dragons don't end up...

600 kg pet crocodile kills Indonesian woman who used to feed her

600 kg pet crocodile kills Indonesian woman who used to feed her

A woman was killed in the city of Minahasa in North Sulawesi on Friday, and authorities believe that she was the victim of an attack by a huge crocodile that she had helped care...


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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.