Located at the cultural heart of Bali, the zoo is a paradise of greenery reciprocating the jungle and wild life with tall trees, thickly grown grass and ferns creating the natural eco habitats for the 350 kinds of Indonesian animals who find their home in this cozy wild life resort. Sprawling over a generous 3.5 kilometres of this naturalist landscape, the Bali zoo can be easily reached as it is within 15 minutes drive from Ubud as well as some 45 minutes away from some more tourist attractions like Kuta and Legion.
What makes the zoo so much special is the many arrangements for interactive sessions with the animals from Elephant safaris to feeding the lions to hanging out with the baby monkeys. One can also simply stroll through the clean and well kept shady pathways, having being greeted by the lion family and simply carry on glancing through the cages of exotic birds, the lazy lizards reclining casually while listening to the unusual song of Siamong apes and other intriguing creatures some of whom are even endemic to Indonesia and thus offer a study for observation. Some of the endangered species encountered include the Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Tiger and Orang-utan and Binturong. The tropical flora that grows in abundance also provides an enthralling back drop for these wild creatures and one can discover more through the village trekking sessions or other trek walk adventures that can be arranged. Of course for those who love real hands on experience with the animals, this is the perfect paradise as there’s plenty to do with the animals from the Orang-utan with the perfect sense of humour to the Lions who are only interested thankfully in the meat you offer them at the end of a large metal stick to the elephants who carry on silently but elegantly with you perched on their back. When one has also watched the animal shows which are just as much interactive, there is always a fascinating lunch available for you at the restaurant of the zoo which promises to not just cure the hunger pangs but offer total refreshment and a classic end or a superb interruption to a day well spent.
Find yourself an Ubud Hotel to stay over after a visit to this fascinating zoo to recover and rejuvenate yourself after the day’s rare encounters. Designed to be like the mountain home you never had, surrounded closely by thriving foliage Uma Bali offers an array of rooms and suites closely set in natural surroundings with plunge pools and private gardens for each suites that is decorated with light and airy décor as to refreshingly simple and charming. For a Luxury Hotel Bali, it is very simplistic and yet classy and has incorporated the best of its naturalistic landscape to the indispensible modern indoor comforts as to be an enthralling combination for all travellers.