Ragunan Zoo – A Top Attraction in Jakarta


Jakarta is a thriving city that remains the heart and essence of the beautiful archipelago called Indonesia. A traveller looking to explore the culture of the country can easily visit the numerous temples, art galleries and museums. Those looking to enjoy a night out in the town will be guided with the fine array of night time entertainment. The ardent shopper will be pleased with the variety of international labels to be found and the street markets that sell items at a fraction of the usual cost.

Popular attractions in Jakarta include Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (theme park), National Museum, Fatahilla Square (cultural attraction), Sea World, Batik Keris, MONAS (national monument), Fish Market, Museum Wayang (puppet museum) and Ragunan Zoo.

Ragunan Zoo can be found beyond the south borders of the city, and is a 10 acre property that is divided in to natural habitats for the flora and fauna that live in the zoo. A combination of endangered species and rare and wonderful animals can be seen at this famous tourist attraction in Jakarta.

Famous residents include the endangered Komodo dragon and Sumatran tiger. Other animals that can be seen are orang-utans, chimpanzees, gibbons and gorillas that belong to the primates species. Special enclosures are available for the crocodiles and hippopotamuses. Special shows with elephants and acrobats can also be enjoyed on a visit to the Ragunan Zoo. Another highlight of the zoo includes the canopy bridge that takes visitors across the entire zoo, to enjoy a bird's eye view of the place.

Bird species that are indigenous and difficult to spot can be seen at Ragunan Zoo, such as the bird of paradise. A wonderful array of tropical trees, fauna and flora can also be found in the precincts of the zoo, making the zoo a wonderful place to have a picnic as well.

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Source by Pushpitha Wijesinghe