Lore Lindu National Park is one of Sulawesi’s biological refuges. It contains large ares of relatively untouched terrain and varied habitats which include lowland and montane forests, elfin woodlands, fertile, valleys, lakes and hot springs.
The combination of towering rainforests, rugged scenery, fresh mountain streams and turbulent rivers, unique wildlife, lichen covered megaliths s and a rich variety of culture make Lore Lindu National Park an alluring place for modern-day tourists and scientists.
The rugged interior of the park is home to Sulawesi’s largests native animals: the mountain anoa, phyton, deer, two species of tarsier, tonkeana macaques, and Sulawesi’s largest mammalian carnivore, the Sulawesi civet. That park holds at least 5 species squirrel and 31 of its 38 rat species are endemic.
There are at least 55 species of bats, and more than 230 birds, including the maleo , red-knobbed hornbill, and the sulawesi dwarft hornbill. The larger red-knobbed hornbill, locally known as allo, is probably the most obvious bird in the park, with its slow, noisy flight.
Thousand of weird and wonderful insect species can be seen around the park, in particular there are many eye-catching species of butterfly, seen as the fly along watercourses, or drink from puddles and mud banks.
Megalithic statues dot the Napu, Besoa and Bada v
alleys, they are hundreds of years old and are considered to be the finest stone monuments of their type in Indonesia. There are five categories classified by shape :
- Megaliths : these statues have human features, but only the face, shoulders and genetalia are usually distinct;
- Kalamba : these are stones urns, most probably sarcophagi associated with the burial of nobility;
- Tutu’na : these are large stone disks, probably the lids of kalamba;
- Batu Dakon : these are flat or convex stones with channels, irregular pitting and other depressions;
- Others : include stone mortars, house supports and range of other shapes.
As with all reserves in Sulawesi, a permit should be obtained from the Balai Taman Nasional Office in Palu before visiting the park. Information on treks and guides can also be obtained here.
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