10 Things to Experience in Indonesia before you Die

1. Cuddle a fuzzy orange Orang Utan
Indonesia is home to the largest remaining habitat of Orang Utans in the world (in Sumatra & Borneo).

2. Witness the Green Turtle migrate from Eastern Indonesia all the way to Australia
A recent joint scientific study by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Udayana University of Bali saw the tracking of a turtle from East Java migrate to Australian waters in West Australia.

3. See the last of the Dragons roam the earth (Varanus komodoensis giant monitor lizard, Komodo Island, East of Bali)
Learn why this carnivorous beast reigns supreme at the top of the food chain.

4. Cute Mammals come in small packages
Hold the diminutive Pygmy Tarsier from Celebes.

5. Show Your True Stripes (Sumatran TigerPanthera tigris sumatrae)
India may claim the fame of tigers befriending Mowgli in the Jungle Book, but Indonesia is among the last remaining countries with the endangered Asian Tiger.

6. Cozying up to a Pachiderm (Sumatran Elephant)
The Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sumatra island of Indonesia.

7.  Single Horns are hard to come by 
Among the most endangered species in the world, the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicusis) renowned as a recluse, and is as difficult to photograph.

8. The world’s biggest flower is also its stinkiest 
The world’s biggest known flower, Rafflesia Arnoldii, blooms very rarely, and is also known as the most odiferous of all flowers (Bengkulu Province, Sumatra).

9.   Taste the World’s Most Expensive and Exotic Coffee (Kopi Luwak)
These coffee beans went from obscurity to stardom when featured on Oprah a few years ago.

10.   Ants are Architects too (Ant Castle, West Papua)
Termites and ants build nests into imposing structures, some as tall as 8 feet. 

Inspiration: Science Daily


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2 Responses to 10 Things to Experience in Indonesia before you Die

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