Wildlife


Jambi Zoo

Sumatran Tiger at the Jambi Zoo

A few weeks ago we had some guests stay with us for a week, and on the day they were returning home we stopped at the zoo for about 45 minutes before their departure flight. This was convenient because the zoo is about 1/2 mile from the airport.

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STREET ENTERTAINERS

Wherever crowds gather, and at the busiest of intersections in most large cities of Indonesia, you will find monkey handlers that will lead their monkeys in performing various entertaining acts while vehicles are waiting for the green light. Immediately prior to the green light, these people will walk between the traffic collecting a few coins for their performance.

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RESPONDING TO OUR FRIENDS

C. & P. S.

C. & P. S.

Some American teens & school children who are curious about life here in Indonesia have been asking us questions via email. We thought we would respond to these questions on our blog. Our twelfth response is to Colt Kirkpatrick:

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During the past few days police in Jambi have arrested a man for entering the zoo in Jambi city, sedating a rare Sumatran tiger, killing it, then skinning and harvesting its organs and bones for resale.   Read the entire Jakarta Post article here.

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

Rampaging Elephants

Sumatran Elephant

What would it be like to have elephants stampeding and foraging on your crops and livelihood? That is what has recently taken place in the Tebo Regency of the Jambi Province of Indonesia.

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Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

10 Killed in Tiger Attacks

Do you think we will meet one of these creatures on our journeys?  We do have plans to investigate the establishment of a “tourism business” to encourage Americans to make regular visits to the Jambi Province. We especially want to set up tours to the Kerinci area to make a visit to the famous, and active volcano, Mount Kerinci. This would involve a 3 day trek in some thick jungles.  I’m sure there will be some risks involved, hopefully tigers won’t be one of them!

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Wild hogs freely roam the wilds of Sumatra. That being the case, some business men, who recently contributed to Jambi’s development projects through us, were inquisitive about whether or not they would ever be able to come to Jambi to hunt those vicious creatures!

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