Bali Safari Marine Park had a unique way to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Indonesia’s Independence Day. Other than engaging all the employees, the raising flag ceremony also involved two Sumatran elephants. “We always involve animals in commemorating the Independence Day,” said Hans Manansang, General Manager of the Bali Safari & Marine Park. On the sidelines of the flag ceremony on Saturday (Aug 17), Hans said that Sumatran elephants were native to Indonesia. “It’s an expression that we are all the parts of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” he said calmly.
At the same time, the Bali Safari Marine Park also introduced the ‘Petting Zoo,’ an area dedicated for visitors, especially children. Petting Zoo was built with the mission of education so that visitors could get to know and interact more closely with the cattle and pet animals such as goats, iguanas, hamsters, guinea pigs, white hedgehog, snakes, pony and so on.
According to Hans, Petting Zoo was part of a conservation park belonging to Bali Safari & Marine Park. The park was designed to resemble a small farm. There, children could ride ponies or taking pictures with parrots. “This is a way to enhance the entertainment and education about wildlife for visitors,” he said. (BTN/015)