About Beran

The Indonesian Rhinoceros is also known as the “hairy rhinoceros” because of its long, shaggy hair. It lives mainly in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, two islands in Indonesia.

[ber’AN’ee]/ an Indonesian word meaning “brave”

Berani’s friends consider him the bravest of the Caravan animals, but he didn’t always have a lot of courage. Berani had trouble falling asleep at night before he knew very much about Jesus. Now that Berani knows that Jesus can control everything on earth, he sleeps soundly.


The people who follow the religion of Islam are called Muslims. They believe in one supreme God but don’t know that Jesus is God’s Son who was sent to die for their sins. Muslims consider Jesus to be Isa, a prophet and teacher but not God or the promised Savior.


Indonesia is the largest island nation in the world. It sits in Southeast Asia just off the coast of the Malay Peninsula. The country has a population of more than 240 million people and 86 percent of the people follow Islam. Only two out of every 30 people in Indonesia believe that Jesus is their Lord and Savior.