Top (left – right) :  Agile gibbon, Red-shanked douc.  Middle : Asian Tapir. Bottom (left-right) : Gurney’s Pitta, Saola. (photos :

Rhino, tiger, orangutan, and elephant are among notably famous species in Indonesia, ironically, for their status as endangered and rare animals. Most of conservation campaigns focusing on these umbrella species which could mean that preserving them would create domino effect to the environment, in general.

Nevertheless,, a website dedicated for conservation, pushed out a different argument that ‘other’ species which are less known or familiar should be given attention before they are completely gone (without us knowing it).

The series on Asia’s Almost Famous Animals will be published on the website from July to the end of this year.

Here are some of the animals we have yet to familiarized but under constant threats :

  • Gibbons known also as Lesser Apes for its size
  • Langur known as the most beautiful of monkey
  • Loris
  • Pangolin
  • Asian Tapir
  • Wild Yak
  • Saola
  • Yangtze finless porpoise
  •  Red-crowned Roof turtle
  • Indonesian panged frog
  • Gurney’s Pitta
  • Asian Arowana fish


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