Borneo - IndonesiaDiscover the Orang Outan in their natural habitat
Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia. At the geographic center of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.
The island is divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak make up about 26% of the island. Additionally, the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo. The sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo’s land area. Antipodal to an area of Amazon rainforest, Borneo is itself home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world.
Tanjung Putting is a national park (formerly a Reserve) located in Central Borneo Province. It is the place where you can see Orangutan in its natural habitat. It is considered as the biggest and the most diverse protected forest with 415. 040 ha of covered area. This national park covered
This forest occupied by 38 kinds of mammal, 9 kinds of primates: Orangutan,
Aside from its biological diversity, Tanjung Puting is also important for the local people around the area. The wetland provides vitals ecological services such as flood control, steam regulation control, erosion control, natural filtration system, seasonal nurseries for fish which are the major source of local animal protein. Not only the services mentioned before, the local also
It puts Tanjung Puting as the treasure important of the Central Borneo province. The government of Indonesia has committed to
Located in the Tanjung Puting Reserve (now National Park) in Central Borneo, Camp Leakey was established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and former spouse Rod Brindamour. It was named after the legendary paleo-anthropologist, Louis Leakey, who was both mentor and an inspiration to Dr. Galdikas as well as Drs. Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Originally consisting of just two huts, Camp Leakey is now an assemblage of permanent wooden structures designed to provide a base for scientists, staff, students, and Park Rangers.
Over the years, Camp Leakey has supported the research efforts of dozens of scientists and students including undergraduate and graduate students from Indonesia (
As an active research facility, Camp Leakey welcomes day visitors with local guides. Visitors are not allowed to overnight at Camp Leakey. OFI staff ask that you come with the appropriate permits, check-in with the
The name orangutan derives from 2 words,
- Orangutan is the biggest arboreal mammal in the world.
- Adult male Orangutan can reach 50 – 90kg of weight and 1 – 1.5 m tall.
Meanwhilethe female can reach 30-50kg of weight and 1m tall.
- Orangutan can spread his arms
until8 m long.
- During the first years of its life, a young orangutan will hold on to their mother tight while she travels through the forest’s canopy.
- Orangutan lives in the lowland forest (under 500m above sea level)