Baluran is home to hundreds of Timor deer and banteng, plus sambar deer, muntjac deer, two species of monkey and wild boars. Visit in July and August and you might see male Timor deer rutting for breeding rights.

Bird life is also excellent, with green peafowl, red and green jungle fowl, hornbills, white-bellied woodpeckers and bee-eaters all easy to spot.