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Sunday, March 31, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: Rangers sight pygmies in Way Kambas National Park


A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.


Rangers patrolling the Way Kambas National Park (TNWK) in Lampung claim to have sighted dozens of pygmies in a number of areas across the park. According to them, the pygmies sport dreadlocks, measure no more than 50 centimeters tall and do not wear any clothing. 

“A number of rangers claim the pygmies grow their dreadlocks down to their waist. The first sighting by the rangers was on March 17 at 6:40 p.m. local time,” said TNWK spokesman Sukatmoko.

He added that several rangers patrolling the park claimed the pygmies were seen moving to the PT Nusantara Tropical Fruit (NTF) plantation. They were seen running from the TNWK forest to the plantation.

“Apparently, many fruit trees, such as banana, guava and dragon fruit, are grown in the NTF plantation area. If the pygmies like fruit, they might have entered the plantation for food,” said Sukatmoko.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Orang Kubu ARE known of course, there is a confusion between the tribal people and the reported Cryptids. The Kubu are in fact one of the peoples we go to to get reports about the Orang Pendek. The Orang GUGU are the same as the Orang Pendek and the name means "People without a proper language", all of this is reported in Ivan Sanderson's book.

Dale A Drinnon