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[Animal Tourism Travel: Endangered Species Island] Indonesia: Sumatra

Animal Attraction

Sumatra is a tropical island in Southeast Asia. Covered by nearly pristine tropical forests, it is home to abundant wildlife and some of the rarest animals. Many of the animals that live on this island are designated as endangered species, and you can meet animals that are unique to the island. You can enjoy animal sightseeing on a tropical island where the average temperature exceeds 25 degrees.

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Location

Sumatra is an island located in the western part of Indonesia.

endangered species

Sumatra Island is a forest that can be said to be the treasure of the earth. There are many races that have survived since ancient times. Land development began on Sumatra in the late 1900s, and deforestation began on a large scale in the 2000s when the development of Southeast Asia became active. As a result, animals have lost their places to live, wandered into human residential areas, and were shot to death by humans. As this situation becomes more serious, Indonesia has started protecting rare animals in national parks and conducting forest conservation activities.

sumatran tiger

Only about 400 live on Sumatra. It is an endangered species and is hunted for its fur. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest species of tiger. Exports are restricted because the tiger is listed in Appendix I of the Washington Convention. This tiger is carnivorous and also preys on mammals. It can also attack humans, so be careful. The forests where they live are declining, and there are many incidents of conflicts with residents, and they are being shot to death.

Full Length200-250cm
Weight75-120kg
Foodfish, insects and mammals
Lifespan20 Years
Red List StatusCRITICALLY ENDANGERED

sumatran rhinoceros

It is said that around 300 live in Sumatra. This rhino inhabits tropical rainforests and wet forests, and prefers to live around rivers and marshes, but its numbers are declining due to habitat loss. The animal is listed in Appendix I of the CITES and is subject to export restrictions. They are being poached in large numbers to use their horns and other parts for herbal medicine, and their numbers have decreased considerably.

Full Length200-300cm
Weight800-1000kg
FoodBark, branches, leaves, figs and mangoes
Lifespan40 Years
Red List StatusCRITICALLY ENDANGERED

sumatran orangutan

The Sumatran orangutan lives only on the island of Sumatra. It lives mainly in tropical lowland forests such as wetland forests and riparian forests with mangroves, but has lost its habitat due to deforestation. They live in trees most of the day and night, and rarely come down to the ground. Illegal international trade continues to decline and is likely to continue to decline. The hands are very long and can move from tree to tree.

Full Length130-180cm
Weight30-80kg
Foodbark, tree branches, fruit
Lifespan40 Years
Red List StatusCRITICALLY ENDANGERED

sumatran elephant

The Sumatran elephant is a subspecies of the Asian elephant. This statue has a long life, as it can live up to the same age as humans. Inhabits only Sumatra Island, and it is said that there are around 2,000 of them in total. Their numbers are declining due to extensive poaching for their ivory. Furthermore, they are losing habitat due to deforestation.

Full Length500-600cm
Weight6000-6700kg
Foodbark, tree branches, fruit
Lifespan80 Years
Red List StatusENDANGERED

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