Here is a list of animals other than birds that have been spotted in the vicinity of our mountain. The four listed on top are classified as endangered by IUCN’s Redlist.
This family was captured in our camera trap in February 2015 on top of the mountain. Since then we have had a few actual sightings while out on hikes, and many tracks spotted. Pressure from hunting is still strong and proliferation of home made guns is a huge threat to our Banteng population.
Have sighted approximately three troops of twenty to thirty each, on many occasions. Although quite shy compared to macaques, it is possible to come across a troop on one of your hikes.
These are heard almost daily but a little harder to spot. A lone male hung around long enough to get some amazing footage (if only we were amazing photographers). Instead we have this video which gives you a good idea of what a male gibbon looks, how he moves and what he sounds like. There is a strange anomaly here which we need a primatologist to come research – male only bachelor groups. We are imaging pressure on the female population has resulted in fewer family groups. But this should be looked at more.
The Asiatic Wild Dog: One of these guys turned up in our camera trap in March 2016. We had no previous indication that any of them were present in our forest. He was single and drinking at a waterhole (during the year’s very severe drought). Here is hoping he has a family!
Other Animals of Interest:
Long Tailed Macaques
While these guys should be really common, they are actually less of them than langurs at the moment. This is due to a spell of market hunting six to seven years ago which drastically reduced their numbers. They are prolific, however and their numbers are increasing. They can often be seen hanging out near the Stilt House when they aren’t out foraging on the mountain or pillaging villagers’ crops.
Greater Slow Loris (April 2015)
Little nocturnal, slow moving creatures with big big eyes! May be seen on night walks but heavily hunted for traditional medicine.
Yellow Throated Marten
Giant Black Squirrel
Indian Giant Flying Squirrel
Particoloured Flying Squirrel
Greater Mouse Deer
Porcupine (East Asian)
Civit Cat of various kinds!
We have some evidence of these animals but not confirmed:
One of the Otters