See the Wild in Safari Park, Zoo,
Aquarium, and Bird Aviary

A list of interactive places to observe wild animals in Sunda: Taman Safari Indonesia, Jakarta Aquarium, Lembang Park and Zoo, Ragunan Zoo, TMII bird aviaries, and butterfly gardens | #ExploreSunda

Where is your favorite place to observe wild animals? A safari park or a zoo? Or a more specialized place such as aquariums, bird aviaries, and butterfly gardens? 

There are plenty of places to see the wild animals, both inside and outside the land of Sunda. Some are extraordinary and some need lots of improvements. 

Let's explore them all and find your favorite :) 

Safari Park

Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua Bogor

Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, Puncak

Taman Safari Indonesia is the pioneer of safari park in Indonesia. It has thousands of wild animals, both from Indonesia and other countries. We can observe  and feed them, take pictures with them, watch the performances, take some rides or play in the safari waterpark.  

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Istana Panda at Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, Puncak

In 2017, Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua Bogor welcomed two giant pandas. They have a special habitat called Istana Panda (Panda palace) high in the mountain. 

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Ragunan Zoo

Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

Located in Jakarta, Ragunan is the biggest zoo in Indonesia. It has huge collection of animals as well as lots of picnic area. One of the highlights in Ragunan zoo is the Smutzer Primate Center, the habitat of the gorillas and other primates.

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Lembang Park and Zoo

Lembang Park and Zoo

Just opened in Dec 2019, Lembang Park and Zoo combines a beautifully landscaped park, artfully painted murals, and a small zoo. Adults will love stroll around the parks while children will have fun playing in the playground and waterpark as well as watching and feeding animals.

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Cikembulan zoo

Cikembulan zoo, Garut, West Java

This is a small zoo in Garut. Its rare collection is the white peacock.

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Jakarta Aquarium

Jakarta Aquarium

Located inside a mall, Jakarta Aquarium is easily accesible. It has vast collections of sea creatures and some animals that live in the swamp, beach, as well as fresh water. Plus, the Pearl of The South Sea performance is stunning.

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Seaworld Ancol

The first aquarium in Indonesia for the sea creatures. Its main features are the tunnel under the main aquarium and the touch pool.

Fresh Water World in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Fresh Water World in TMII, Jakarta

Here you will see the biggest display of fresh water creatures in Indonesia. You will find lots of aquariums in here as well as big habitats representing the rainforest and swamp.

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Bird Aviary

Bird parks in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Bird Park in TMII, Jakarta

TMII has two Bird Parks.  Many birds roam freely inside, except for the predators such as eagle and hawk. They are safely kept inside the huge cages surrounding the inner side of the dome. We even can take pictures with some of the exotic birds!

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Taman Bekisar in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Bekisar is a type of rooster from Indonesia. It has a unique loud calling voice, hence, bekisar voice competitions are popular in Java. This Bekisar garden not only provides information, they also arrange bekisar competition there. The ticket to enter Bekisar Park is a combo ticket with the Bird Park.

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Bird Aviary in Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua Bogor

Bird Aviary in Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua, Puncak

The bird aviary is a big dome inside the Baby Zoo area, where we can find various birds, including the exotic bird of paradise (cendrawasih in bahasa Indonesia) as well as pose with colorful birds.

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Butterfly Gardens

Cihanjuang Butterfly Garden

Cihanjuang Butterfly Garden, Lembang

In our opinion, this is the best butterfly garden in the land of Sunda. There are many beautiful butterflies and cute caterpillars here. The staffs are knowledgable, they can explain the metamorphosis of each butterfly in detail :)

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Insect Museum and Butterfly Garden in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Insect World in TMII, Jakarta

Insect Museum [Museum Serangga] in TMII is divided into two parts: the first part is the collection of insects from all over Indonesia, and the second part is a butterfly garden in the backyard.

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Cilember Butterfly Garden

The biggest dome of butterfly garden in the land of Sunda is located in Cilember, in the same location of Cilember waterfall. 

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Green Turtle Conservatory at Pangumbahan beach

Green Turtle Conservatory at Pangumbahan beach.

Visit the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at its natural habitat in Pangumbahan beach, Ujung Genteng. Watch mommy turtle lays eggs in the sand and help release baby turtles!

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More specialize wildlife park

There are several places where you can observe particular wild animals. Most commons are bird aviaries, such as the ones I mentioned above.

Another one is Reptile Park in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, where you can see many reptiles such as snakes, tortoises, iguanas, and komodos.

Wildlife Park outside Sunda

Have you ever been to the wildlife parks in Central and East Java? They are equally fascinating with their own distinct features. Some of them are:

Batu Secret Zoo in Batu, Malang

Batu Secret Zoo, Batu - Malang, East Java

Being well maintained and has a wide collection of wild animals, Batu Secret Zoo is one of the best zoos in Indonesia. The ticket is combined with Museum Satwa (Natural Wildlife Museum), which has vast collection of preserved animals.

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Eco Green Park in Batu, Malang

Eco Green Park, Batu - Malang, East Java

Although this park does not specialize in wild animals, it has an insectarium and huge collections of birds. There are rows and rows of various kinds of birds here.

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Taman Safari Indonesia in Prigen

This is the second safari park in Indonesia, it is much larger than the one in Cisarua.

Gembira Loka Zoo, Yogyakarta

Gembira Loka Zoo, Yogyakarta

Gembira Loka zoo is one of the highlight in Yogyakarta. It has many collections, including jack ass penguins. We also can feed birds in the aviary.

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Batang Dolphin Center

Batang Dolphin Center, Central Java

Located near the town of Batang in Central Java, often local fishermen brought them dolphins that were caught in their nets. Some of these dolphins are trained to perform.

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In addition to the safari park, zoo, aquarium, and butterfly gardens, there are many other outdoor activities in the land of Sunda. Some of them are:

Queen Crater at Mount Tangkuban Perahu, Lembang, West Java
Bogor Botanical Garden, West Java
Ciwidey, West Java
Pangandaran beach.

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