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Watch This Octopus Use Shells as a Shield
The cephalopod displayed a behaviour that is rarely caught on camera.
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How This 7-Metre Python Swallowed a Man Whole
A shocking video from Indonesia reportedly shows the moment a snake was cut open and a 25-year-old man was found inside.
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Watch a Colourful Sea Urchin Hitch a Ride on a Crab
Spotted off the coast of Indonesia, this fiery red urchin, a carrier crab, and a gaggle of cardinal fish went for a ride.
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Exclusive Look Into How Rare Elephants' Forests Are Disappearing
In violation of a moratorium, oil palm grower clears vital habitat in Indonesian biodiversity hot spot.
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Travel to Active Volcanoes to Witness the Force of Nature
These geological hot spots are guaranteed to be a blast.
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7 Stunning Natural Wonders in Asia
You are probably going to want to add some of these to your bucket list.
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This Popular Aquarium Fish Might Vanish From the Wild
Banggai cardinalfish are taken from the wild in large quantities to supply the aquarium trade, which has conservationists worried.
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Australian Scientists Discover A New Animal
The rodent has been dubbed “The Slender Rat.”
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Aussie Scientists Find New Rat With Extra Long Pubic Hair
The new species was discovered in remote Indonesia
About Indonesia Facts

Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago of 17,000 islands extending 5,150 kilometers east to west, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in Southeast Asia. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and the Indonesian part of New Guinea (known as Papua or Irian Jaya). Islands are mountainous with dense rain forests, and some have active volcanoes. Most of the smaller islands belong to larger groups, like the Moluccas (Spice Islands).

Fast Facts:  

Population: 221,932,000

Capital: Jakarta; 13,194,000

Area: 1,922,570 square kilometres (742,308 square miles)

Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, and other local dialects

Religion: Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

Life Expectancy: 68 

Literacy Percent: 89

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