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Taman Safari Indonesia
Taman Safari Indonesia Logo.jpg
Date opened16 March 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
Websitewww.tamansafari.com
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 I, or called as Taman Safari Bogor, is located at district Cisarua, on Bogor regency, on he 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 is located on Puncak, a tourist area in West Java.

History[edit]

Taman Safari I covers an area of 170 hectares (420 acres)[5] and houses a collection of more than 3,000 animals, including Bengal tigers, Malayan sun bears, giraffes, orangutans, hippos, zebras, and Sumatran elephants. Some, such as the Bali myna, are involved in conservation projects. The majority of the species represented are African.

Taman Safari I was built on 1980 on 50 hectares of unproductive plantation land. On 1990, the park was named as a National Tourism Object by Soesilo Soedarman, the Minister of Tourism, Postal, and Telecommunication at that time.

The park used to exhibit two polar bears named Bjurn and Tasha delivered from Adelaide Zoo after a breeding program. However, Bjurn died on March 31, 2004 while Tasha died on March 30, 2005, both due to old age. The exhibit is now used as a Humboldt penguin exhibit, the polar bears can be seen as a taxidermy in the exhibit.

On February 2012, Taman Safari saved a Sumatran tiger in Riau, named Bimo. Bimo's body condition was wet with oil, his eyes were open and helpless, it was suspected that Bimo was poisoned. At the time of capture, the male tiger, estimated to be four years old, had a wound on his toenail. After being treated for three days, Bimo has begun to roar, but has not been able to sit normally. So the rescue team decided to take Bimo to the Taman Safari's animal hospital. Bimo's condition gradually improved after receiving intensive care. Although Bimo cannot be released into the wild, Bimo can contribute to the genetic preservation of Sumatran tigers with the Sumatran Tiger Captive Breeding and Genome Resource Bank program conducted by Taman Safari. Now, Bimo's reproductive condition has improved, and currently Bimo has three children named Praja, Binsar, and Bulan from brooders named Cut Nyak. Cut Nyak is a female tiger also originating from the wild, more precisely in Aceh, because it is suspected to be a man eater.[6]

Animals[edit]

Royal Safari Garden[edit]

Although this resort got their animals from Taman Safari, this resort also houses several animals that Taman Safari didn't own.

Caravan[edit]

Ticket Counter aquarium[edit]

Safari Journey[edit]

Giraffe at Taman Safari Bogor, Indonesia
Cassowary at Taman Safari Indonesia Bogor
Bear at Taman Safari Bogor
Hippopotamus at Taman Safari Bogor

Visitors are encouraged to drive through the park and it is possible to come within touching distance of most of the animals. Some areas allow for guests to feed animals from their cars. Guests are not allowed to feed carnivores, and the area that showcase carnivores such as tigers and lions are monitored by the warden. Guests are not allowed to step out from the car. Guests that didn't own cars may see the safari areas from buses that are run on schedule. Sometimes, many crab-eating macaque and Javan myna can be seen roaming the Safari area, this animals are native to the forest of Mount Pangrango.

Animal rides (Closed during the pandemic)[edit]

Jurassic Train (animatronics and statues)[edit]

Bird aviary[edit]

Hornbill at Taman Safari indonesia Bogor bird aviary

Visitors currently aren't allowed to feed and take a photos with the birds.

Baby zoo[edit]

For a small fee, visitors can take a photo with baby animals, snakes or birds. Visitors currently aren't allowed to take photos with the animals.

Australian outback and big cat center[edit]

Rimba Food Court Aquarium[edit]

Macaws and Cockatoos[edit]

Visitors currently aren't allowed to take photos with the birds.

Safari Waterpark (Closed during the pandemic)[edit]

Sea lion[edit]

Birds of prey[edit]

Crocodile Park[edit]

Binturong[edit]

Visitors currently aren't allowed to feed the Binturong

Komodo Dragon[edit]

Visitors currently aren't allowed to feed and take a photos with the juvenile Komodo Dragon.

Kampung Papua (Papua Village)[edit]

Penguin House[edit]

Humboldt penguin at Taman Safari Indonesia Bogor

Primate Center[edit]

Leaf-eating monkeys[edit]

Reptile tunnel and nocturnal fauna (including freshwater aquarium)[edit]

Currently closed

Tortoises[edit]

Meerkat and Mandrill[edit]

Anjungan Kalimantan (Borneo House)[edit]

Anjungan Jepang (Japan House)[edit]

Swimming With Dolphin[edit]

Visitors currently aren't allowed to swim with the dolphins

Wild Wild West[edit]

Istana Panda (Panda Kingdom)[edit]

The camels ride are currently closed

Behind the Screen[edit]

Former animals[edit]

Animal shows[edit]

Birds of prey show at Taman Safari Indonesia
Taman Safari Elephant Show

Six wildlife shows are offered, including a Bird of Prey Show, Dolphin Show, and Tiger Show. Bungalows and camping sites are available for guests who wish to stay in the park overnight.[7]

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 safari area showcase four different zone, which is the America-Europe zone, carnivore zone, Asia Zone, and Africa zone. The America-Europe zone showcase animals from North and South America and Europe such as bison, elk, turkey, and llama . The zone also have a emu exhibit near the end of the zone, which formerly houses a maned wolf and later binturong. The carnivore zone showcase three large carnivores such as Syrian and Eurasian brown bear, Bengal tiger, and African lion. The Asia zone showcase animals from Indonesia, India, and the Himalayas. The Africa zone show animals from Africa and the Middle East, this zone also showcase the Sumatran elephant.

The baby zoo of Taman Safari II have more diverse animals to take a photo with than Taman Safari I. This part of the park also have several exhibits for white lion, white tiger, saltwater crocodile, Sunda porcupine, mandrill, proboscis monkey, orangutan, chimpanzee, and pygmy hippo. The area also include several exhibits such as the bird aviary, reptile park, and the big cats exhibits. Aquatic Land located at the edge of the baby zoo, this exhibits houses aquatic animals such as the Humboldt penguin, spotted seal, and American beaver.

The park have an Australia themed zone named Australiana. The exhibit showcase animal such as merino sheep, horse, gray kangaroo, red-necked and agile wallaby, black swan, and wombat. The indoor wombat viewing area also include herpetarium for Australasian reptiles, this part of the zone also showcase non Australian animals such as reticulated python, Malayan porcupine, and large flying fox. The park planned to add koala to the exhibit in the future. Some of the animals came from Australia zoo. The original Australia zone houses red kangaroo, located in the baby zoo.

Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark (PCBA) is a breeding facility owned by Taman Safari II for different type of song birds, such as hill myna, Javan green magpie, Sumatran laughingthrush, and white-eye.

Bali Safari and Marine Park[edit]

Bali Safari and Marine Park is a branch of Taman Safari located in Marina Beach in Bali.[8] In December 2019, the zoo introduced striped hyena.

Batang Dolphin Center[edit]

Batang Dolphin Center is a branch of Taman Safari located in the Sigandu beach, Batang Regency, Central Java[9] The park mainly focus on bottlenose dolphin, but the park also have other animal exhibits like sea turtles touch pool, mini safari, bird aviary, reptile exhibits, and freshwater aquarium.

Jakarta Aquarium[edit]

Jakarta Aquarium is located inside the Neo Soho mall, Jakarta. The aquarium have saltwater, freshwater, brackish, and land animals from around the world. Right next to the gift store, there is a restaurant named Pingoo. Where visitors can eat their meals with a Humboldt penguin

Criticism[edit]

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.[citation needed] The company stated the pictured lion had not been drugged and was 'just sleepy'.[10]

In November 2017, two visitors gave an wine to the blackbucks and hippo. One of them rule the animals with carrots, as they reach the carrots the visitors quickly pour the wine to the animals mouth while the other laughed and share it on their Instagram story.[11]

See also[edit]

References[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 "Taman Safari Prigen Kejar Target Pengunjung". Tempo. 22 June 2012.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/TSI_Bogor/status/1288350715346169856
  7. ^ "Conservation". tamansafari.com. Taman Safari Indonesia. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  8. ^ "PT Taman Safari Indonesia III". blogspot.com. Career Development Center. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Mengenal Batang : Potensi Batang Dolphin Center | Website Pemerintah Kabupaten Batang". www.batangkab.go.id.
  10. ^ "Taman Safari denies drugging photo prop lion, says it was just sleepy | Coconuts Jakarta". Coconuts. 7 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Heboh Hewan Taman Safari Indonesia Diberi Alkohol, 5 Perlakuan Pada Hewan ini Nggak Kalah Biadab!". TribunStyle.com.

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