Get up early in Baluran and found dew hanging on the tops of the plants. Soft light of sun emits a dreamy images in front of the lens. (Ayos Purwoaji/Travelboogie)

Having a water source available throughout the season makes this mountain is important for animal life in Baluran. In 1980 created a pipeline that connects the spring with Bekol savanna. But this device is damaged in 2003. (Ayos Purwoaji / Travelboogie)

A group of deer crossed in front of us on our way back from Bama beach. Unlike the bufallos that is difficult to find, deer much easier to find because of habitat is in Bekol savannah, close to our guest house. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari / Travelboogie)

Monkey is the usual thing you'll meet in Baluran. They wandered in front of the guest house, jumping on the branches of trees, sitting along the road, or even grab a tourist's food bag. Supono, a national park rangers, said the monkeys go wild because it was too pampered by visitors. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari/Travelboogie)

Baluran National Park is a ‘little Africa’ located on the corner of Java. This national park has a savanna ecosystem which is the ideal place for the continuity of life Javan-banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus) species. It is a heaven for many species of birds and primates, also a living place that’s comfortable for deers. Baluran’s savanna is the only one that exist in Java.

On the other hand, National Park officials are struggling to maintain last savanna in Baluran. Because since 1981, thousands hectares of savanna in Baluran decreased due to the invasion of Acacia plants. 80% of the 10,000 hectares of savannah in Baluran been converted into forests and shrubs.

When the savanna was not seen again in Baluran, then just wait for Javan-banteng extinction. []

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