Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

Baluran National Park in Situbonodo is a tourist destination in East Java

hello guys, if yesterday you read articles about volcanoes, craters, waterfalls, and forests, now I will take you to Baluran national park in Situbondo, East Java

as I have written before that the province of East Java has many tourist destinations

Where is Baluran National Park?

Baluran National Park is located in Situbondo district, East Java, precisely in the Kayu Putih sub-district

the distance from the city of Surabaya is about 6 hour’s drive.

if you go by public transportation you can take the train and get off in the city of Banyuwangi

What will you find there?

Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

there are many tourist spots or shows that you can enjoy

because Baluran national park is like Africa

so you can see rare animals whose habitat is protected by the government

you can also see the Bekol savanna.

You can also see the caves left by the Japanese during the occupation

or if you want to play in the water? there is also a beautiful beach

still not enough? you can visit the mangrove forest or if you like fishing you can also fish on Kajang beach

so there will be a lot of activities that can be done there

Get to know more about Baluran National Park

Baluran National Park is a nature conservation area protected by the Indonesian government

This park is famous for its beauty

The name of Baluran is actually taken from the name of a mountain located in the area of ​​Situbondo and Banyuwangi

This mountain towers over the vast expanse of the Savanna, so many people call this Baluran National Park the Africa of Java.

In addition to having a very wide savanna, this national park also has many forests such as mangrove forests, coastal forests, swamp forests, evergreen forests and mountain forests.

In addition to forests and savanna, there are also animals that are protected from extinction

The area of ​​this park is about 25,000 hectares stretching from the northern Madura straits and the eastern Bali straits and the Situbondo and Banyuwangi districts.

Animals that live in Baluran National Park

many animals live in this national park but I will only mention some of the main animals that live in this place


Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

The panther (Panthera pardus) is one of the carnivorous animals that dominates an established pecking order in Baluran National Park.

In Indonesia, the panther is nicknamed the jaguar because of its ability to climb trees.

The body of the panther is generally stained with black spots scattered all over its body.

The IUCN remembers the panther for the VU (Vulnerable) group, and that implies a near-elimination creature.


Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

Banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus) is a rare species that is protected

because it can only be found in Java, Madura, and Bali.

Adult bulls can grow up to 1.5-1.6 meters long by 2.4 meters.

Male bulls weigh 690-820 kilograms, while female bulls are lighter.

The bull’s body is dominated by brown with white legs.

According to the IUCN, this banteng species is categorized as EN (Endangered)

Mouse Deer

Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java

Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus) is an even-toed well-evolved creature that is still firmly connected with deer and eland.

The mouse deer lives in the tropical woodlands of Southeast Asia.

Since it is much of the time an objective for hunters, its presence in nature is progressively challenging to track down.

On display, mouse deer are practically equivalent to deer,

yet are more modest and have no horns.

The body of the deer has a length from head to tail of 200-600 mm with a back leg length of 120-150 mm.

His body is overwhelmed by dull brown and white and blackish earthy colored stripes along the throat and chest.

The scruff of the neck has a dark line.


Ajag (Cuon alpinus) is a wild canine local to Indonesia that can be tracked down in the timberlands of Sumatra and Java.

they are for the most part occupy woodland or hilly areas.

they live in herd, one herd, as a rule, comprises of five or six. Genuinely, Ajag are more similar to a fox than a canine.

Its body is overwhelmed by ruddy brown, dark at the tip of the tail, and white from the jaw to the gut.

The IUCN groups the species as EN (Endangered) and that implies the creature is compromised with eradication.

Mangrove Cat

The mangrove feline (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a types of wild feline that occupies woods in South and Southeast Asia.

As the name proposes, the Mangrove feline lives in the wetlands of mangrove backwoods, marshes, or waterways.

This feline variety has adjusted to its current circumstance and is an extraordinary swimmer.

The body length of the mangrove feline reaches from 58-80 cm with a load of 5-17 kg.

Its body is overwhelmed by dark tone with dark spots dispersed on its body.

Right at their habitat, the mangrove feline goes after fish and little creatures in the woods.

The IUCN characterizes the mangrove feline in EN (Endangered) and that implies the creature is jeopardized.


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