Taman Safari

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Taman Safari Indonesia
Taman Safari Indonesia Logo.jpg
Date openedMarch 16, 1990 (Taman Safari I)[1]
LocationBogor, West Java, Indonesia
Coordinates6°43′13″S 106°57′02″E / 6.7203156°S 106.9505096°E / -6.7203156; 106.9505096Coordinates: 6°43′13″S 106°57′02″E / 6.7203156°S 106.9505096°E / -6.7203156; 106.9505096
No. of animals2500
MembershipsWAZA,[2] SEAZA,[3] CBSG, and PKBSI
Taman Safari Indonesia
Zebra at Taman Safari I

Taman Safari Indonesia or simply Taman Safari are animal theme parks in Bogor, West Java, Mount Pangrango, East Java, and Bali Safari and Marine Park, Bali. Being part of the same organization, they are known as Taman Safari I, II and III. The most popular is Taman Safari I.[4]

Taman Safari I[edit]

Taman Safari is located near the old main road between Jakarta and Bandung, West Java. It is roughly 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta and 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Bandung.

Taman Safari I covers an area of 170 hectares (420 acres)[5] and houses a collection of 2,500 animals, including Bengal tigers, Malayan sun bears, giraffes, orangutans, hippos, zebras, cheetahs, elephants, and Komodo dragons. Some, such as the Bali myna, are involved in conservation projects. The majority of the species represented are Indonesian.

Visitors are encouraged to drive through the park and it is possible to come within touching distance of most of the animals. Six wildlife shows are offered, including a Wild West Show, Dolphin Show, and Elephant Show. The amusement park section of Taman Safari also contains small rides and specialised exhibits that focus on Humboldt penguins, nocturnal animals from Indonesia and India, wallabies and kangaroos, and crocodiles. Bungalows and camping sites are available for guests who wish to stay in the park overnight.[6]

The zoo used to exhibit two polar bears delivered from Adelaide Zoo after a breeding program. However, one of the polar bears died in 2004 while another died in 2005, both due to old age. The exhibit is now used as a penguin exhibit.

The park also features a small petting zoo built to resemble the Taj Mahal. For a small fee, guests can take photographs with baby lions, tigers, orangutans, and leopards.

Taman Safari II[edit]

Taman Safari II is a branch of Taman Safari located in Prigen, Pasuruan, East Java (7°45′40″S 112°40′02″E / 7.761171°S 112.66722°E / -7.761171; 112.66722). It is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Malang. It lies on the slope of Mount Arjuno, 800 to 1,500 metres (2,600 to 4,900 ft) above sea level and covers about 350 hectares (860 acres), the largest Safari Park in Asia.[5]

The same types of animals are kept here as are at the Taman Safari I.[7]

Bali Safari and Marine Park[edit]

Bali Safari and Marine Park is a branch of Taman Safari located in Marina Beach in Bali.[8]


The company came under fire in April 2016 for its alleged practice of drugging wild animals in order to utilise them as props in photographs with tourists.[9] The company stated the pictured lion had not been drugged and was 'just sleepy'.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What is Taman Safari Indonesia". tamansafari.com. Taman Safari Indonesia. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  3. ^ "SEAZA Membership List". seaza.org. SEAZA. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.searchindonesia.net/national-parks-and-museums/taman-safari.html
  5. ^ a b "June 22, 2012 - Taman Safari Prigen Kejar Target Pengunjung".
  6. ^ "Conservation". tamansafari.com. Taman Safari Indonesia. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.eastjava.com/tourism/pasuruan/taman_safari/
  8. ^ "PT Taman Safari Indonesia III". blogspot.com. Career Development Center. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  9. ^ a b http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3527973/Shocking-video-shows-tourists-posing-drugged-lion-holiday-snapshots-Indonesian-zoo-proud-beast-rolls-appears-fight-stay-awake.html
  10. ^ http://jakarta.coconuts.co/2016/04/07/taman-safari-denies-drugging-photo-prop-lion-says-it-was-just-sleepy

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