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Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

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Tinuku Travel ~ Taman Nasional Wasur is a protected nature area and has not been disturbed by human activity as part of the largest wetland in Merauke regency, Papua. An area of 4,138 square kilometers has very rich diversity as the "Serengeti Papua" or "Serengeti Wetlands".

Wasur National Park as the largest wetland in the world bring wild adventures and totally unspoiled. The travelers can watch the Papuan kangaroo (Thylogale brunii, Macropus agilis and Dorcopsis veterum). Huses of termites in form of mud architecture has height more than 3 meters.

Papuan kangaroo has size smaller than kangaroo in Australia. Weight only 3-6 kilograms and less than 1 meter. Moving very quickly in bush and travelers to be observant to see it. This kangaroo endangered, there's only Wasur National Park and highly protected by the government.

Tinuku Travel Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Tinuku.com Travel Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Travel.Tinuku.com Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Termite known as Musamus has gigantic size and very sturdy. Termites can take 1-2 years in every night to build using soil, hay, and saliva as an adhesive. The walls of the building have small holes for ventilation.

Wasur National Park covers 70 percent of the area of forested savanna, while other vegetation is swamp forest, monsoon forest, coastal forest, bamboo forest, grassland and sago forest. The dominant plants include species of mangrove, Terminalia and Melaleuca.

Biodiversity in six ecosystem types are seasonal brackish water marsh ecosystems, permanent freshwater swamp forest ecosystems, freshwater coastal ecosystem, inland freshwater ecosystems, salty brackish water coastal ecosystems and terrestrial ecosystems brackish water.

Wasur region has 10 classes of forest and vegetation is dominated by Melaleuca sp, Asteromytus symphiocarpa, Eucalyptus sp, Acacia sp, Alstonia actinopilla, Dilenia alata, Baksia dentata, Graminae sp, Pandannus sp, Cycas sp, Amorphopalus sp, orchids and others.

More than 80 species of mammals such as Agile wallaby (Macropus agilis), Forest kangaroo (Dorcopsis veterum), Dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), Weasels forest (Dasyurus spartacus), Kuskus speckled (Spilocuscus Petaurus breviceps) that resembles a squirrel, deer (Cervus timorensis), cow (Bos sp.) and others.

More than 403 species of birds such as Garuda Papua (Aquila gurneyei), Cenderawasih (Paradisea apoda novaguineae), Cockatoo (Cacatua sp), Mambruk (Crown pigeons), Cassowary (Cassowary), Hawk (Circus sp.), Alap-alap (Accipiter sp .) and others.

As for migrant birds from Australia and New Zealand are Bagau ndarau (Cranes Trans-fly), Pelikan, Ibis (Stra-necked, Glossy and White), Boha (Magpie geese), Shorebirds (plovers, Australian Pratincole) and Part spoon (Royal spoonbills).

Wasur Region is wetland area where a lot of aquatic life are an essential component for biodiversity. More than 72 species such as Scleropages jardinii, Cochlefelis, Doiichthys, Nedystoma, Tetranesodon, Iriatherina, Kiunga, betik (Anabas testudineus), cork (Crassis auratus), Mujair (Orechromis mossambica), Tawes (Cyprinus carpio) and others.

More than 26 species of reptiles are two crocodile (Crocodylus porosus and Crocodylus novaguineae), 3 lizard (Varanus sp.), 4 turtles, 5 lizards (Mabouya sp.), 8 snakes (Condoidae, Liasis, Pyton), chameleon (Calotus jutatas), 3 frog (Hylla crueelea, Litoria infrafrenata and Rona macrodon). More than 48 species of insects such as termites (Tumulitermis sp. and Protocapritermis sp.), Butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus), ants (Formicidae, Nytalidae, Pieridae) and others.

Tinuku Travel Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Tinuku.com Travel Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Travel.Tinuku.com Wasur National Park watch Papuan kangaroos and Musamus gigantic termite mud house in largest wetland

Location: Merauke, Papua.

Activity: Explore the flora and fauna. Swimming, fishing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels and homestays.

Reach access: 45 km from Merauke city (1.5 hours).

Routes and public transport: All flights to Merauke city. Then use a car to park location.

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