Treasuring the Javan Rhino

Jakarta Globe – In a tranquil forest on the westernmost tip of Java, the sound of lapping water in a moss-green river is accompanied by an occasional breeze whispering through the foliage of nipa palms as kaleidoscopic butterflies flit across the riverbed.

Further down the river, past overhanging branches on which pythons slither and civets spring, across boggy terrain and two coral-bedded creeks, is a mud hole frequented by Javan rhinos. Measuring about 20 square meters, the mud wallow is a resting place for these rare mammals in Ujung Kulon National Park.

More on source: JakartaGlobe, May 24, 2009.


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  1. #1 by Koen Setyawan on June 15, 2009 - 8:20 am

    Ini tulisan teman saya waktu ke Ujung Kulon kemarin

  2. #2 by Endy on June 14, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Great post.. thank you for sharing

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