History of Tangkoko
Tangkoko-duasudara Nature reserve north sulawesi
Tangkoko duasudara is the largest intact remaining in minahasa,the northernmost regency on the island of sulawesi. in it you will findthe spectacular mixtur of bio-diversity that is unique to sulawesi. a place known as the "land where world's collide,because this is where Earth's tectonic forces brought Asia and Australia in to contact,thus proqocing sulawesi's bizzrre,twisted shape.Only here will you find ancient immigrants from Asia,like sulawesi crested black macaque and the Oddly enigamatic spectral Tarsier living side-by side with strange marsupials,such as the bear cuscus, a teddy bear-like creature up in the tree;s and all around you are an amazing diversity of unique and beautiful birt life, Only two hours from modern city of manado. Tangkoko takes you back to the last pristine tropical rainforest in northernmost sulawesi.
From the Gate II, you can park the car and started to walk exploring the forest and will meet with a group of Celebes black ape (Macaca nigra). Various voices will be heard when the birds also came closer and closer into the forest from Rangon, Kingfisher, pigeons, and many more.
Crested Black Macaque (Macaca nigra) Sulawesi is one of the biodiversity hotspots due to its location within the Wallacea. The 7 endemic macaque species are of extraordinary importance for the understanding of primate evolution, but little is known about them from the wild. Due to habitat destruction and poaching, all are threatend by extinction with crested macaques being critically endangered. (IUCN Red List 2011).
Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum)
Bear Cuscus (Ailurops ursinus)
Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis)
There are two types of squirrel that are commonly seen in the forest, both of which are endemic to Sulawesi. The first species, the Northern Dwarf Squirrel(Prosciurillus murinus) is a small, has brown fur and a gray belly. It is very common at Tangkoko and can often be seen running on the ground or racing up tree trunks. Pale Dwarf Squirrel (Prosciurillus leucomus) is also brown with a grayish belly but has a very obvious band of silver-gray fur on the back of the head extending on to the ears. Again this is a common species at Tangkoko, but it spends less time on the ground that its cousin the Northern Dwarf Squirrel. Both squirrels are very noisy and their repetitive, high pitched chatterings are a common sound at Tangkoko.
Sulawesi Forest Pig (Sus celebensis)
Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa), Now can see them in gorontalo