Bukit Lawang SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN | Gunung Leuser National Park NORTH Sumatra – Indonesia

One of the tour highlights in NORTH Sumatra Indonesia is Bukit Lawang Sumatran Orangutan which is quite popular world wide. The widespread of Sumatran Orangutans on Sumatra Island itself are commonly found around Gunung Leuser National Park, especially at Bukit Lawang, Ketambe and South Tapanuli.

In fact, the Wild Orangutans in Indonesia are distinctively found throughout Sumatra and Borneo (Kalimantan) jungle. On the other hand, the populations of world’s largest mammal ‘Orangutan’ have got drastically declined in both jungle of Sumatra and Borneo (Kalimantan) over the last decades.

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The giant ape Sumatran Orangutan in Bukit Lawang Indonesia

Discover Sumatran Orangutans in Bukit Lawang Jungle and Explore Gunung Leuser National Park

Above all Bukit Lawang is one of the most perfect places to witness the interesting wild life of Orang-utan in North Sumatra region. Therefore having seen wild Orangutans in real time would surely be such a remarkable and unforgettable experience in your life as the orangutan species are currently in critical danger and in the edge of extinction which approximately 10,000 Sumatran orangutans left in Sumatra.

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Female Orangutan gurading her cub in Gunung Leuser National Park Sumatra Indonesia

Sumatran Orangutan JUNGLE TREK Bukit Lawang – NORTH Sumatra

Certainly there are many options to be able to see orangutans by doing jungle trekking. Such as 3 hours, 5 hours or 1 day even 2 days 1 night jungle trek around Bukit Lawang Jungle (Gunung Leuser National park).

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Explore Bukit Lawang jungle to discover Orangutan Sumatra

Most importantly, besides seeing OrangUtans in Bukit Lawang Jungle, you might also be able to see some other animals. For examples some common species frequently glimpsed in the wilderness of Bukit Lawang Jungle – Gunung Leuser National Park, such as ;

  • Orang Utan
  • Long-tailed Macaque
  • Southern Pig-tailed Macaque
  • Squirrel
  • Thomas leaf monkey
  • Black Gibbon / Siamang
  • Silver leaf monkey / Simpai / Lutung
  • Monitor Lizard
  • Python
  • Hornbill
  • Asiatic soft shell turtle
  • Slow Loris
  • Peacock
  • Flying squirrel
  • Lesser Mouse-Deer

Moreover the other existences of Sumatra endemics rarely encountered:

  • Elephant
  • Honey bear
  • Rhino
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Tiger

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