Leuser National Park

 

Leuser, is one of Indonesia's largest and the most diversed national park. This park is located in Aceh and North Sumatra province of Sumatra Island., where the name, Leuser, is taken from an 3,455 meter high peak of the mountain range. It is the only place in the earth where four of world's spectacular animals ; the orangutan, rhinocheros, elephant and tiger are found together. Generally this park may represent each of this charachter of Beach and swamp forest, lowland rainforest , montane or moss fores up to subalpine forest.

All photographs you will see by scrolling down this page are courtesy of Mike Griffiths under copyrights of World Wild Fund for Nature - Indonesian Programme

Orangutan

 


Leuser visitors

Sumatran Tiger in Leuser

 

At least 130 species of mammals are recognised to belong to this park like the Sumatran tiger ( panthera tigris sumatraensis ) Sumatran elephant ( elephas maximus ), Sumatran rhinocheros ( dicherorinus sumatraensis ), Orangutan ( pongo pygmaeus ), Siamang ( hylobates syndactilus ), macaques, clouded leopard ( neofelis nebulosa ), ajak ( cuon alpinus ), and various sub of deers and sambar. Also noted at least 325 species of birds live inside the park.Reptils and fish may also represent the still diversed ecosystem.

The orangutan

Estimated there are up to 5000 orangutans inside the parks, , and also had been established and Orangutan Centre by the park officer.

 

Thomas leaf monkey in Alas River

 

Sumatran elephant

 

 

Mount Sinabung, an active volcano on the park's border

Alas River

 

Giant rafflesia flower

Alas river rafting

 

Sumatran rhino

Sumatran rhino, is a great wanderer, commonly travelling 15 km a day. If necessary it wil climb precipitous slopes and swim across deep rivers.Contrary to common believes, rhinos are not ill equipped relics from prehistoric times, in fact, they are superbly adapted to tropical forests and would regain theri former numbers if poaching eliminated.

 

Loris

 

blue-rumped parrot

Rhinoceros hornbill

 

 

The available activities for this park todate may be so limited, where we will only be able to reach the southern park boundary of where the Orangutan Centre is located. Please send us an email for information about available trip

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