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Remembering Australia's Balibo Five
Five Australian journalists were sent to investigate Indonesia’s unauthorised invasion of the then colony of Portuguese Timor in 1975. They never returned.
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How Divers Rescued Four Car-Sized Sharks
The enormous and endangered whale sharks were entangled in a large fishing net and at risk of becoming bycatch.
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An End to Dog Meat in Bali?
Animals Australia dives deeper into the investigation of Bali's dog meat trade.
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Orangutan Grabbed a Woman—Here's the Likely Reason Why
On a tour through the Sumatran rainforest, a woman was briefly held hostage by an orangutan that refused to let go of her wrist.
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Watch a Strange 'Walking Fish' That Has Experts Stumped
A diver in Bali, Indonesia, encountered the rare animal pacing the seafloor at night.
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Dingoes Aren’t Australian
So where did they come from and who brought them here?
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Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Found in Indonesia
The foundation nursing the primate back to health says they have never taken care of an albino orangutan and cannot find others like it in the wild.
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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.
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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