Taman Safari

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Taman Safari Indonesia
Taman Safari Indonesia Logo.jpg
Date opened
  • 16 March 1990 (Taman Safari I)[1]
  • 27 December 1997 (Taman Safari 2)
  • 13 November 2007 (Taman Safari 3)
Location
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 animals3000
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 Cisarua, Prigen, and 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 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 is located on Puncak, a tourist area in West Java.

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.[6]

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

Nine shows are offered, that is the Elephant Show, Safari Theater, Various Animals Show, Tiger Show, Sea Lion Show, Bird of Prey Show, Dolphin Show, Cowboy Show, and The Globe of Death.[7]

Near the Wild Wild West, visitors can see the Jaksa Waterfall. To reach this waterfall, visitors can use the road train or walking about 500 meter. The height of the Jaksa Waterfall reaches 45 meters. Under the fall there is also a pool that is not too deep so that children can play in the water. The water of Jaksa Waterfall comes from the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango. If lucky, visitors can also see native wildlife, including several primates and birds. According to local legends, if someone who come to wash their face with Jaksa Waterfall's water, it will make them easier to find a mate, stay young, and make their sustenance easier. For other facilities, Taman Safari provides canteen and changing room.[8]

Every week night or holiday night, visitors can explore the Safari Journey at night with a road train accompanied by guides. Near the end of the trip, visitors can watch the Spectacular Light Dance, where the performers will perform fire performances.[9] The zoo's Javan warty pig can only be seen in the Night Safari. The Night Safari is currently closed.

Every weekend and holiday, visitors can hike around the forest surrounding the park. Before starting to hike, visitors are guided by a guide to do exercises. Visitors accompanied by guides during the hike. Visitors are taught about medicinal plants by the guide, see the Sumatran porcupine and Malayan porcupine exhibits, see native wildlife from a distance, visit the Javan leopard and Javan rusa breeding facility, and visit an abandoned colonial era house. At the end of the hike, visitors can enjoy several games.[10]

History[edit]

Taman Safari I was built in 1980 on 50 hectares of unproductive plantation land. In 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 in 1992. However, due to old age, Bjurn died on March 31, 2004, while Tasha died on March 30, 2008. The exhibit is now used as a Humboldt penguin exhibit, the polar bears can be seen as a taxidermy in the exhibit. The polar bears were originally wild animals from Siberia and lived in Ruhr Zoo prior from living in Adelaide Zoo.

Taman Safari is one of two Indonesian zoo that keep the snow leopard, with the other being Batu Secret Zoo. Taman Safari keep couple named Omar and Sayan since 2012 until 2019. Taman Safari's snow leopards came from Tierpark Berlin. The male Omar was born on June 1, 1999, while the female Sayan was born on Mei 25, 1996. They passed away in the early 2020. The exhibit is empty for several months until it was reused as a cougar exhibit in 2020.[11]

From 2013 to 2018, Taman Safari Bogor kept a liger named Nala. He was discovered by the authority in a fancy villa in Bogor, where it is suspected that Nala was a result of an illegal breeding program, they later send Nala to Taman Safari Bogor. Nala is a big male liger and weigh around 700 to 800 pounds. There is no information whether or not Nala died or put off display. From 2018, Nala's exhibit houses an male white lion. Nala is currently the only known liger in Indonesia.[12]

In September 2017, Taman Safari introduced two giant pandas named Cai Tao (蔡涛) and Hu Chun (胡春). Cai Tao and Hu Chun were born at the Bifengxia Panda Base in Bifengxia, Ya'an, Sichuan, China. The arrival process of Cai Tao and Hu Chun had been carried out for a long time, marked by the construction of the "Panda Palace" which would later become their home in Taman Safari. Cai Tao and Hu Chun have traveled more than 4,400 kilometers, taking off from Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China on September 28, 2017, traveling five and a half hours until arriving at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. After undergoing an adjustment period of approximately two months, the two of them finally began to be displayed in November 2017. In front of Panda Palace are two replica statues of Cai Tao and Hu Chun welcoming the visitors. Panda Palace is also equipped with several facilities including the food court and souvenir store. To avoid noise caused by vehicles, visitors must take a bus to go to the Panda Palace.[13]

Animals[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. Many crab-eating macaque and Javan myna can be seen roaming the Safari area, these animals are native to the forest of Mount Pangrango.

Bird aviary[edit]

Hornbill at Taman Safari indonesia Bogor bird aviary

A cave inside the waterfall housed a free-roaming spotted wood owl, buffy fish owl, and barred eagle-owl.

Baby zoo[edit]

For a small fee, visitors can take a photo with binturong, snakes, or birds.

Australian Outback and Big Cat Center[edit]

Crocodile Park[edit]

Bird of Prey[edit]

Komodo Dragon Island[edit]

Kampung Papua (Papua Village)[edit]

Penguin House[edit]

Humboldt penguin at Taman Safari Indonesia Bogor

Primate Center[edit]

Reptile tunnel and Nocturnal House (Including a freshwater aquarium)[edit]

Kalimantan Pavilion[edit]

Japan Pavilion[edit]

Swimming With Dolphin[edit]

Wild Wild West[edit]

Istana Panda (Panda Kingdom)[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

A aquarium located in the park's ticket counter and gift shop housed several alligator gar. Located at the edge of the park's amusement park, there is an exhibit for red-and-green macaw, blue-and-yellow macaw, Eleonora cockatoo, and salmon-crested cockatoo, where visitors can take a picture with them. At the park's water park, visitors can swim through a tunnel with two glassed exhibit housing saltwater crocodile and Asian small-clawed otter, there is also pond housing several Chinese goose. When exiting the Sea Lion Show, visitors can see a saltwater aquarium housing a single harbor seal. A exhibit located at the entrance of Komodo Dragon Island housed two subspecies of binturong and Sunda porcupine. Near the Reptile Tunnel entrance, there is three exhibits, housing Asian forest tortoise, meerkat, and mandrill.

Show animals[edit]

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), making it one of the largest safari park in Asia.[5]

Safari Adventure[edit]

The safari area showcase four different zones.

America-Europe zone

Carnivore zone

Asia zone

Africa Zone

Baby Zoo[edit]

For a small fee, visitors can take a photo with binturong, reptiles, or birds.

Aquatic Land[edit]

Snake Park[edit]

Reptile Park[edit]

Australiana[edit]

Show animals[edit]

Bali Safari and Marine Park[edit]

Bali Safari and Marine Park is a branch of Taman Safari located in Marina Beach in Bali.[14] In December 2019, the zoo introduced striped hyena, three hyenas has been born at the zoo since 2020.

Batang Dolphin Center[edit]

Batang Dolphin Center is a branch of Taman Safari located in the Sigandu beach, Batang Regency, Central Java[15] 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. The company stated the pictured lion had not been drugged and was 'just sleepy'.[16]

Gallery[edit]

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. ^ zoo_conservation
  7. ^ https://bogor.tamansafari.com/edukasi.php
  8. ^ https://travel.detik.com/domestic-destination/d-4316103/indahnya-curug-jaksa-di-bogor-yang-dipercaya-bikin-enteng-jodoh
  9. ^ https://bogor.tamansafari.com/malam.php
  10. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CERfULiAwRn/
  11. ^ https://www.zoochat.com/community/threads/snow-leopard-in-indonesia.478438/
  12. ^ https://www.zoochat.com/community/threads/nala-the-liger.478437/
  13. ^ https://rmco.id/baca-berita/ekonomi-bisnis/23302/menikmati-wisata-edukasi-istana-panda-di-taman-safari-bogor
  14. ^ "PT Taman Safari Indonesia III". blogspot.com. Career Development Center. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  15. ^ "Mengenal Batang : Potensi Batang Dolphin Center | Website Pemerintah Kabupaten Batang". www.batangkab.go.id.
  16. ^ "Taman Safari denies drugging photo prop lion, says it was just sleepy | Coconuts Jakarta". Coconuts. 7 April 2016.

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