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Primates of Indonesia

April 30, 2011 Communities and Cultures Travel & Living Abroad YouTube Videos 0

Indonesia is well-known for its unique habitat with diverse flora and fauna. 

This set of YouTube videos show macaques in Bali, gibbons in Sumatra, and orangutans in Kalimantan. 

While there are efforts to preserve the territories and food systems of these primates, there is still lots of room for improvement regarding their population numbers and health status.

(1) Macaques living in Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMnpo1YIAVY

Tourists beware!  The macaques are smart and can be quite naughty!

(2) Rehabilitation program and sanctuary to save gibbons and siamangs from extinction and to protect their native habitat in Borneo and Sumatra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NTX56e-m_w

For more information about Kalaweit, go to http://www.kalaweit.org/index_eng.php

(3) Orangutans in Kalimantan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqsSXbtazM