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Bali Zoo Park
by: Galuh Wulandarie

When was the last time you went to a zoo? If you're not a zoologist, don't work for the WWF, or you're not a member of an animal rights movement, then I believe the last time you went to the zoo was when you were a kid on a school trip!

One might think of experiencing the nightlife, soaking up the sun on the beach, diving, or surfing while on a trip to Bali . In fact, one might think of any other activity except a visit to the zoo. But just as exciting as these activities is a trip to the Bali Zoo Park, home to about 350 animal species, from birds (cassowaries, peacocks, and Bali Starlings), mammals (primates, deer, camels, kangaroos, and regal Sumatran tigers) to reptiles (iguanas, pythons, green snakes, and Komodo dragons) and other endangered animals, some of which are endemic to Indonesia.

If you're staying in Ubud, then the Bali Zoo Park is only a few minutes away. After the Ubud main road, pass through the Gianyar junction and follow the signs to Gianyar. Entrance is Rp 10,000 for children and Rp 20,000 for adults; a spacious parking lot is available. The 3.5-hectare park has gently rolling terrain and lush vegetation, simulating the animals' natural habitat.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can help the staff and feed crocodiles with chicken. For a more light-hearted animal encounter, interact with the monkeys, who will lavish you with overt displays of affection. Seeing an enormous anaconda devouring its meal was perhaps the climax of my trip.

Having had enough excitement for one day, I went to the zoo's restaurant and had myself a glass of soda and some snacks. The restaurant also serves a varied selection of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. On special occasions, the restaurant showcases Balinese traditional dances, such as Legong , Kecak, and Joged Bungbung .

You can also end your journey by having your picture taken with the animals. Either wrap a snake around your shoulders, let an iguana rest on your arm, or have a peacock sit on top of your head. Just don't forget to say cheese!

Bali Zoo Park
Desa Singapadu, Gianyar, Bali – Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 249310

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About The Author

Galuh Wulandarie, Writer, Indonesia, Bali
Achieved her bachelor degree in Communication science, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Galuh Wulandarie is a seeker in adventure. Having worked in Bandung and Bali to start her journey, now she finds her true passion writing articles for Streetdirectory Indonesia  and so her journey continues.

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