Gulf Times - Sumatra
World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

Rare Sumatran rhino calf born in Indonesia

Rare Sumatran rhino calf born in Indonesia

A Sumatran rhino gave birth at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, an official said, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.

7.9 magnitude quake hits West Indonesia, tsunami alert

7.9 magnitude quake hits West Indonesia, tsunami alert

A 7.9-magnitude shallow earthquake struck off Indonesia's western island of Sumatra Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, with local authorities issuing a tsunami warning.