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Bekantan, Kaget Island, Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan

Bekantan, Kaget Island, Barito Kuala South Kalimantan. Kaget Island is a delta located in the middle of the Barito River included in the administrative of Kecamatan Tabunganen, Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan. Kaget Island is located near the mouth of the Barito River.

Kaget Island has been designated as a nature reserve by decree. Minister of Agriculture No. 788/Kptsum11/1976 with an area 85 Ha, It's a same decree with Kembang Island. Natural conditions of the island is quite critical because of the felling of trees, especially rambai padi trees which is a source of food for the Bekantan / proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Bekantan is the mascot fauna of South Kalimantan province.


Bekantan Kaget Island Barito Kuala South Kalimantan, Bekantan, proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus, long nose monkeys
Bekantan
Bekantan Kaget Island Barito Kuala South Kalimantan, Bekantan, proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus, long nose monkeys
Proboscis Monkey
Bekantan Kaget Island Barito Kuala South Kalimantan, Bekantan, proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus, long nose monkeys
Nasalis Lavatus
Kaget Island is a habitat for the long nose monkeys (bekantan) and several species of birds. Kaget Island region is also one of the attractions that are within the forest area in Kabupaten Kuala Barito.

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