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Ox population in East Java park increases despite threats

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Bedugul, Bali | Thu, September 9 2010 | 09:30 am

Scientists have reported an increase in the population of Javanese wild ox, locally known as banteng, in Alas Purwo National Park in Banyuwangi, East Java, despite the threats of poaching and lose of habitat facing the species.

The latest study, conducted in a controlled area in the park last month, recorded 73 banteng, an increase from 50 counted in a census years earlier.

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