Did you know the meaning of Endemic Animals? Well, “Endemic” refers to a species that uniquely found only in one part in the world! These types of animals are commonly lives in more isolate parts like islands, but sometimes lives in other places too.
As a region that consist various habitat of wildlifes, Indonesia becames a place for many species that only lives in Indonesia. In Bali Safari Park, you can see those endemic species with your own eyes!
You’ve probably heard of the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizards on the world that endemic to East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. These lizard live on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar.
Known as close relatives of dinosaurs, they are dangerous predators because of their deadly saliva. Their saliva is venomous and have potentially fatal concoction of particularly virulent bacteria.
Currently, IUCN listed Komodo as a vulnerable species. Komodo Dragons are being conserve in Bali Safari Park, as in March 2022 they finally hatched naturally on the area. It makes Bali Safari Park being the only animal conservation institution in Bali to successfully hatched the Komodo Dragon!
What about the Sumatran Elephant? As its name, they are Asian Elephant that endemic to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. They can weigh up to 6 tons with a height of 3.5 meters.
According to IUCN Red List, this mammal are listed as critically endangered. The poaching for their ivory, meat and hides has been one of the major threats to their existence.
Want to find out how big these animals are in their natural habitat? You can visit Bali Safari Park and see how we can save the Sumatran Elephant!
The Orangutans is the next endemic animal from Kalimantan and Sumatra of Indonesia. Very smart, intelligent and so adorable makes them being loved by human.
Did you know, orangutan have 96% genetic similar to human! Sadly, this animal is threaten with extinction due to massive deforestation and pet trading.