Helloindonesia.id – Tarakan is a district in Kaltara (North Kalimantan), which is the youngest province in Indonesia since last October 2012. There are not too many tourist objects that can be found in Kaltara, but there is one tourist forest that you must visit while in Tarakan, namely the Tarakan Mangrove Forest area. The Mangrove and Proboscis Monkey Conservation Area (KKMB) is located in the heart of the city, making this tourist area easy to find for visitors who wish to visit this area. Located on Jalan Gajah Mada, right next to the Gusher Market complex which is one of the economic business centers of Tarakan City, visitors can use rental vehicles or public transportation such as public transportation, which only takes about 5 minutes.
Having an area of about 21 hectares, apart from being a favorite tourist attraction for the City of Tarakan, this mangrove forest area has another function, namely as the lungs of the city of Tarakan and as a protector of the city from sea water abrasion. The Tarakan Mangrove Forest, which is the natural habitat for mangrove trees and Tarakan’s unique fauna, is also used as a living laboratory which is used by researchers both from within and from abroad.
Visitors can see typical animals that live in the forest and one of the most interesting ones is the existence of the proboscis monkey, a highly protected endemic species typical of Kalimantan. What makes the proboscis monkey unique from other types of monkeys is its long nose, which is why it is nicknamed the “Dutch monkey”. Proboscis monkeys tend to live freely, like to hang from trees and are very agile in swinging from one tree to another. His behavior is a very entertaining attraction for visitors to this mangrove forest
Apart from the unique attractions of the fauna, the flora in this mangrove forest is equally interesting. The panorama between the blend of mangrove forest with all its rich flora and fauna is a very dynamic and beautiful blend. The trees in the Tarakan Mangrove Forest are on average tens or even hundreds of years old. Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the mangrove forest in the heart of Tarakan City while enjoying the agile actions of the proboscis monkeys and monkeys.
For visitors who want to see the mangrove forest which is still very natural and want to know the behavior of the Dutch Monkeys aka Proboscis Monkeys in this mangrove forest area, don’t forget to prepare your camera and lens to get maximum results later.
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