Dine with orangutans, splash with elephants, and get the kids interacting with wildlife like never before!
It’s no secret that Bali is packed full of family-friendly activities and fun adventures for visitors of all ages. From jungle treks to wild water sports, the options are endless when it comes to keeping your kids – and you – entertained on the island. But if animals are your family’s things, then a trip to the zoo is one for the books, and if there’s one address that’s doing things differently, it’s Bali Zoo in Gianyar. So much more than just a ‘look from afar’ kinda zoo, Bali Zoo lets you and your crew see and experience animals like never before. We’re talking brekkie with orangutans, bath-time with elephants, and even dinner with the King of the Jungle. Yup, you’re in for one helluva wild ride at Bali Zoo!
Why you’ll love Bali Zoo
With more than 70 species and 500 Indonesian endemic animals, Bali Zoo is the perfect animal-infused day out for you and the fam. Having been around since 2002, Bali Zoo is the island’s first and only Balinese-owned zoological park with a vast area of 10 hectares to roam and explore. We’re talking a deer park at the zoo’s entrance (a first for Bali) where herds of friendly deer and wallabies give you a very warm welcome upon arrival, plus a splash park for the kiddos, multiple zones that span the world’s continents, and a safari car track that takes you around the entire park.
That’s not the only special thing about Bali Zoo though, because this forward-thinking establishment is also taking part in preserving and conserving endangered species. It was awarded by the government as the Best Conservation and Recreation Institution in Indonesia in 2017, all thanks to its one-of-a-kind breeding and release program for wild animals such as deer, silvery gibbons, and porcupines. And the best way to experience all of this first hand? With one of Bali Zoos awesome animal encounters…
Eat brekkie with orangutans
As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm, and at Bali Zoo, early risers get the chance to have breakfast like a king, with one of the parks most majestic residents! Starting from 8am until 10am, Bali Zoo offers an unforgettable “Breakfast with Orangutans”, where you can sip your morning cup of coffee as orangutans play and frolic in the background. As you feast on freshly baked bread, fruits, fried rice, pancakes, and cereals, cheeky orangutans will be mere metres away – now that’s a brekkie view you won’t forget! And when the time comes to bid farewell to your primate chum, you can go on to experience even more wildlife encounters with elephants, birds and so much more.
Take a splash with elephants
Watching and admiring elephants from a distance is one thing, but taking a bath with them takes it to the next level! At Bali Zoo, don’t miss the chance to experience a day in the life of an elephant trainer and learn more about these smart animal’s behaviour. Guided by an experienced mahout, Bali Zoo’s new program ‘Elephant Mud Fun’ invites you to join the friendly Sumatran elephants for a refreshing bath and scrub down. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and a change of clothes, because you’ll want to get wet and dirty alongside these gentle giants. And did we mention, this program is the first of its kind in the whole of Indonesia?
After dark adventures
At Bali Zoo, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down – instead, things get even more interesting! After dark, the adventures continue with a ‘Night at the Zoo’, offering you a totally different experience compared to a daytime visit – after all, it’s in the evening that Big Cats and other nocturnal creatures really come to life! And to end an unforgettable night at the zoo? A dramatic fire dance and al fresco dinner under the stars does the day justice – just don’t be surprised if you’re joined by the King of the Jungle, as majestic lions and their adorable cubs prowl the grasslands within metres from you and your traditional Balinese platter…
Pssst! book your visit directly through Bali Zoo’s website and you’ll get a 10% discount!
See you at the zoo, Honeys!