Bukit Tigapuluh National Park

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Bukit Tigapuluh National Park meaning 30 hills is located in Eastern Sumatra just below the equator.

It takes up approximately 130,000 hectares of lowland and hill rainforest. Including some rare species of animals and plants which include:

  • 660 plant species have been recorded (to date) including 246 used locally as medicinal plants and  rafflesia hasseltii and rafflesia arnoldii flowers which can grow up to a massive 1metre wide and are only found in 2 places on the planet. As  83 western Malaysian or Sumatran endemic plants

  • 192 species of birds were recorded, at least 10 of which are globally threatened.

  • 98 species of fish

  • 59 species of mammals  5 of which are globally threatened - including:-

  • Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus),

  • Asian elephant (Elephus maximus),

  • Gibbons (Hylobates agilis, H. syndactilus),

  • Clouded leopard (neofelis nebulosa),

  • Golden cat (catopuma temminckii).

  • Spotted-winged fruit bat - Balionycteris maculata

  • White-collared fruit bat - Megaerops wetmorei

  • Long-tailed macaque - Macaca fascicularis

  • Pig-tailed macaque - Macaca nemestrina

  • Siamang - Hylobates syndactylus

  • Banded leaf monkey - Presbytis femoralis

  • Oriental small-clawed otter - Aonyx cinerea

  • Malayan sun bear - Helarctos malayanus

  • Spiny Turtle - Heosemys spinosa

  • Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle - Notochelys platynota

  • Estuarine Crocodile - Crocodylus porosus

  • False Gavial - Tomistoma schlegelii

 

 

Last updated - 7th September 2008

 



 

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