Deer breeding tours on the island bawean

Bawean Gresik Deer
The existence of Bawean deer (Rusa) breeding in East Pudakit Village, Sangkapura Sub-district makes Bawean Island more attractive to tourists. Moreover, the type of kujlii axis deer today can only be found on the northernmost island of Gresik. So, no one if tourists would stop by this tour if a visit to Bawean.
The morphology of the Bawean deer (Axis Kuhlii) as such:
  1. Height 60 - 70 Cm
  2. Body Length 105 - 115 Cm
  3. Weight ± 50 Kg
  4. Colored Chocolate
Deer Bawean adult males have a pair of three-pronged horns, while the young male deer ranggahnya not branching.

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Ranggah so grows against the 8-month-old deer pas. Firstly a bulge beside the forehead, after which elongated and grow complete against the age of 20-30 months. Furthermore this ranggah can be dated and replaced by another pair of ranggah along with one branch so further until the horn is complete bifurcated, that is against the 7-year-old deer pas.

It is believed that the Bawean deer do not have a permanent mating season. From the results of the study of birth era of Bawean deer is in February hinnga June, together with the era of marriage between July to November.

Mating season runs in not July to November, against the dry season fitting is underway. The period of pregnancy 7-8 months and wanted the deer can be born in the rain season that is approximately Feburuari to June. At this fitting plants sprout so that there can be adequate food for the child and the mother giving birth.

To fight the females is preceded by a fight amongst the warriors. Former horn rubbers against tree trunks are a clue to the female deer in the presence of the male. While the deer themselves remove the liquid comes from the cracks of his fingers together with relying on his smell.

The activity of Bawean deer lives up to the night (nocturnal). Bawean deer actively wandered so at 17:00 until 21:00 and so lowered its activity to 02.00 in the morning until at 05.00 am. During the day most Bawean deer use fitting to rest.

Since the first Bawean deer was discovered by researchers, it has not been reported in detail in the original population situation in the original population. The oldest record that explains the situation of the Bawean deer population is the result of the publication of 1953. It was reported that to 1928 the research exspedition of the deer was in its original habitat, the researchers could not get the rusapun sekus in the field, if some of the ranggah already Melting brought by the local people. 

This at least describes the actual situation of the deer population may be low, as well as perhaps because of its behavior that prefers the scrub and hid areas. Yet this (personal communication) shows that during the era of his grandfather (the 1040s) and himself (1960s) local hunters in each of his hunter's activities even managed to earn a deer for every hunter. In a group of hunters is between one to three people. An arresting system is shared by means of a neck pit or trap hole

Although not previously mentioned the situation of deer population is available in the past. That the preservation of deer Bawean be disturbed approximately 1948, when walking starved. The people who mostly sail and fishing at sea, along with hunting activities and farming as a part-time activity. Finally changed his attitude of life into a hunter full of benefits to meet the needs of his life.

It was also thought that the heaviest disruption to the Bawean deer habitat actually went about 1934 because of the deforestation system along with the planting of teak trees (Tectona garandis), which was subsequently followed along with the population decline. Disturbance to the original habitat is repeated again approximately in the 1960s when walking pene.

Map Location Bawean Dear.