August-September is targeted For Hundreds of Foreign Tourists Visit Bekantan's Breeding

By : Aldi Firhand Alqudri | Sunday, July 30 2017 - 22:04 IWST

Bekantan - Jakarta - Banjarmasin beside dubbed as Kota Seribu Sungai, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan has a shady forest to be occupied by protected animals.

Banjarmasin in addition to the icon Thousand River, another icon is bekantan, which is a kind of long-nosed monkey with reddish-brown hair.

"In addition to this famous Floating Market, there is also a community group that builds the bekantan breeding because they see many wild males, then quarantined, then conserved and then released into their natural environment," said Muhammad, as Head of South Kalimantan Tourism Promotion , To, during Borneo Cultural Charm Festival, at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Saturday (29/7/2017).

Currently many foreign tourists who visit the bekantan breeding, "there are 600 to 700an foreign tourists from America, Belgium is targeted to visit in August to September to visit the captivity," he said.

Known, bekantan live on Bakut Island, in addition they live in a small pulai near the river flow Barito.

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