Situated in Pasar Minggu, Indonesia, Ragunan Zoo is an expansive family attraction, home to more than 270 animal species. Noted for resembling a combination between a park and zoo, it also features over 170 species of flora. Since the majority of the zoo’s animals are of threatened and endangered species, a visit to the attraction is truly worth it.
The animals are kept in a lush tropical setting at this zoo which follows the open zoo concept. Keep an eye out for indigenous animals such as banteng wild ox, anoa, Sumatran tiger, tapir, orang-utan, komodo dragon and birds of vivid colours. Also serving as a recreation park, this place highly contributes to animal conservation with their cultivation program which includes various research and educational activities. Among the animals that have been successfully raised through this are pythons, Sumatran tigers and white tigers as well as birds such as the cassowary, parrot and kakatua. Visitors can experience up close encounters with most of these species. The fauna species to be found here include collections of grass and also plants such as Chinese hibiscus, Pachystachys and Bougainville.
Ragunan Zoo’s terrariums houses both non-poisonous and poisonous snakes including king cobras, albino pythons and Asian reticulated pythons in addition to turtles and other reptiles. You will see gavial and saltwater crocodile at the river valley wetland whilst a separate compound keeps large reptiles like Komodo dragons.
Primates such as orang-utans, chimpanzees and gorillas call the zoo’s Schmutzer Primate Centre home. Being one of the world’s largest, the centre keeps orang-utans in closures which have thick dark glass that lets visitors observe them while being invisible to them.
During your visit, do not miss to stop by the aviary which hosts birds such as Bali starling, crested serpent-eagle, white-bellied sea eagle, Brahminy kite, Javan hawk-eagle, Javan peafowl, Indian peafowl and more.
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