Ragunan Zoo

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Ragunan zoo may not be as grand as zoos in other capital cities, but it may still be a worthile excursion. Visitors will find the Ragunan Zoo appealing because of its convenient location in South Jakarta and its impressive breadth of animals on display.

Enjoy dramatic views of the world’s most exotic animals in naturalistic tropical settings. Ragunan zoo features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection. The zoo is home to over 3,000 of animals, including over 60 endangered or threatened species. Here you will have the opportunity to see several species of birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. You will also see several threatened species of animals with their babies that were born and raised in the zoo. Endangered species that breed here include the Sumatran tiger, Komodo dragon, dwarf buffalo and bird of paradise. Besides animal, Ragunan Zoo also features some collections of grass, trees, and decoration plants like Bougainville, Pachystachys and Chinese hibiscus.

schmutzerRagunan zoo is known for its bird and the primate house (The Schmutzer Primate Center), so be sure not to miss these animals in particular. The bird house contains a large collection of birds from Indonesia and other parts of the world. The Schmutzer Primate Center is a wonderfully constructed enclosure for gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and other primates. Visitors of Schmutzer Primate Center can observe the behavior and activities of the primates from a sky cross that is built over the area where they are inhabited.

Ragunan zoo is open every day between 7 am and 5 pm. Feeding time is around 11.00 am, every Wednesday for komodos, every Wednesday and Saturday for crocodiles, and everyday for most birds and other animals.

Other Resources:

  • Indonesia (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) page 108 by Justin Vasutius
  • Ragunan Zoo (Jakarta City Government Official Website
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