Located on the island of Java is the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Jakarta is the largest and most developed city of Indonesia and is the centre of much of the nation’s cultural and economic activity. Jakarta also has numerous cultural, recreational and historical attractions and features that make it a popular tourist destination. The Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta, which offers serviced apartments in Jakarta, is a great choice of family or executive accommodation.
Jakarta’s most popular wildlife attraction is the Ragunan Zoo. Located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, the Ragunan Zoo is one of Indonesia’s best zoos and is home to over 270 species of fauna and 140 species of flora. The zoo, with its luscious tropical setting and amazing wildlife attractions and displays, is a great location for full day excursions with your family and friends.
Originally established by the Dutch East Indies in the 1860’s, the Ragunan Zoo was initially located in Central Jakarta. In 1966, the zoo was moved to its present location and enhanced to better standards. Today the zoo is home to over 3100 animals and is one of the most exciting attractions in Jakarta. The main exhibits at the Ragunan Zoo can be roughly divided into Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, and the Open Ranges. At these exhibits you will get the opportunity to see many exotic and endangered species such as white Bengal tigers, American black bears, leopards, lions, elephants, Arabian Oryx, kangaroos, civets, king cobras, saltwater crocodiles, turtles, and komodo dragons. There are many exotic bird species at the Ragnan Zoo, such as the Javan and Indian peafowls, Australian pelicans, Javan hawk-eagle, crested serpent-eagles, and Bali starlings. The Shmutzer Primate Center, which is home to many gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees, is also a fascinating feature of the Ragunan Zoo. There is also a Children’s Zoo, which allows children to interact with and learn about certain types of animals. On Sunday’s the Ragunan Zoo offers various additional features such as elephant and pony rides.
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