5 Rare Indonesian Animals Threatened with Extinction that Can Be Introduced to Children
Mothers can introduce animal types to children from an early age. One of them, Indonesia’s endangered rare animal species.
Now, by knowing this rare animal, your little one’s vocabulary and knowledge can increase. Not only that, they will also love these animals more as God’s creatures.
Rare animals need to be protected because they are endangered. Introducing this type of animal means Mother also teaches children about the uniqueness of each animal and its origins.
1. Sumatran tiger
The Sumatran tiger or Panthera tigris sumatrae is a subspecies of tiger whose natural habitat is on the island of Sumatra. Quoting the Ragunan Wildlife Park website, this animal has a characteristic yellowish-brown striped skin with vertical black stripes from head to tail.
Sumatran tiger height can reach 60 centimeters (cm), with a length of 250 cm. This rare animal is the last tiger sub-species in Indonesia, Bunda.
Breeding Sumatran tiger takes about 103 days to become pregnant. Usually these animals give birth to 2 or 3 tiger cubs at once, and at most 6 tails.
2. Sumatran Elephant
The Sumatran elephant or Elephas maximus sumatranus is a protected species in Indonesia based on the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry Number: P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/6/2018. This is according to the Ministry of Forestry’s website.
Based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, this animal is Critically Endangered or a critically endangered species, which is at high risk of extinction in the wild.
The Sumatran elephant is a subspecies of the Asian elephant which is only found on the island of Sumatra. This animal has a smaller stature than the Indian elephant subspecies. Sumatran elephants need 19 to 21 months to give birth to a calf.
3. Javan rhino
The Javan rhinoceros or one-horned rhinoceros is a rare animal in Indonesia that is almost extinct. We can only meet him in Ujungkulon National Park, Mother.
«Many people hunt these animals for their horns. They take them to be used as medicine,» said Danang Irawan Sopyan in the book 300++ Amazing Animals & Plants in the World.
Badan Jawa is a very deadly species when attacking its enemies. They have very sharp horns. Apart from protecting themselves, rhino horn is also used to find plants to eat.
Banteng or Bos javanicus is a species of animal that can be found on the island of Java. This animal looks like a cow, but more muscular with thick bones, larger legs, a muscular neck and a large horn on the head.
These animals usually mate from September to October and are pregnant between 8 and 9 months. In breeding, bulls usually give birth to 1 to 2 children.
5. Java gibbon
The Javanese gibbon has another name Hylobates moloch. This animal is endemic to the island of Java and the only type of ape-like primate without a tail from the gibbon family (Family Hylobatidae).
Apart from not having a tail, the Javanese gibbon has arms that are quite long compared to its body. This animal’s body is gray with darker sides of the head and black face.
Other relatives of gibbons live in Sumatra, there are 2 species, in Mentawai there is 1 species, and in Kalimantan there are 2 species. According to the IUCN, the Javan Owa is endangered and don’t forget to visit our site to get other interesting information by visit the thelibbymuseum