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Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in Jambi: Threatened Habitat of Sumatran Orangutans

Bukit Tigapuluh National Park or the Thirty Hills National Park burst into world’s limelight when CNN ran a series in September-October 2013 entitled “Expedition Sumatra” hosted by explorer Philippe Cousteau, son of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Arriving at Bukit Tigapuluh, after a most harrowing journey through jungle terrain, Philippe Cousteau said that here is g

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The Tarsius, Babirusa, and other Sulawesi Strange Endemic Animals

Renowned British biologist  Alfred Russel Wallace was obsessed with the maleo bird and the babirusa boar when he visited Tangkoko Nature Reserive  near the  town of Bitung in North Sulawesi. He was researching the fauna in a number of countries including in the Indonesian islands

 

in his study regarding the spread of different animals across the world. Wallace concluded that

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Lake Toba: History of a volcanic mega explosion and its Legend

Scientists have concluded that huge Lake Toba found right in the center of North Sumatra was in fact created by one of the ancient earth’s mega explosions of a  supervolcano. A supervolcano is said to be capable of producing volcanic eruptions with ejecta or volcanic materials greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles), and thousand times larger than most historic volcanic er

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