Do you still remember the hyena at Bali Safari Park? It’s been two years for the four striped hyenas to inhabit the Bali Safari Park. The four hyenas consisting of two females named Manama and Adiiya, and two males named Hamad and Riffa becoming the idols of visitors to Bali Safari Park. In April last year, two male hyena babies were born again, which were born healthy from the parent pair Adiiya and Hamad. Both male babies were named A’ali and Amman by the Bali Safari Park animal team.
Yohana Kusumaningtyas, a senior veterinarian at Bali Safari, stated that both hyena babies, who are only a month old, are now being treated intensively by a team of veterinarian. It happens because after six days of birth, mother’s breast milk of Adiiya is not sufficient for her children’s needs. On that account, hyena babies are fed formula milk every four hours. The dose of formula milk is then adjusted to the growth and results of daily and weight scales. After two weeks from birth, the baby’s eyes are open. A week later, their teeth began to grow and they learned to walk. “Only after they turn one month old we will introduce them to complementary foods with milk,” she said, on Wednesday (Jun 9).
The birth of hyena babies is a matter of pride for Bali Safari Park. It is the result of the hard work of all parties at Bali Safari Park, including the animal keepers who consistently apply the principles of good animal conservation. “In the future, we hope that there will be more animal conservation at Bali Safari Park, both endemic to Indonesia and overseas,” said Assistant Curator of the Bali Safari Park, Nyoman Suartawan.
Suartawan further added that the success of hyena conservation is of course also realized due to the support from all levels of society who are never tired of supporting animal conservation activities at Bali Safari Park by visiting the Bali Safari Park. “We hope that the hyena babies will stay healthy and continuously grow well, so that they can meet Bali Safari Park visitors soon,” he hoped.
Meanwhile, General Manager of Bali Safari Park, Jennifer Suryadi, explained that Bali Safari is one of the largest conservation institutions in Indonesia, part of the Taman Safari Indonesia Group. It always puts animal welfare first. “The birth of this hyena baby is one of our conservation successes, and of course we are very proud of this,” she said.
She hoped that visitors can soon meet these adorable cute babies. “In addition, visitors do not need to worry when coming here because we always comply with and maintain the health protocols. Visitors who have just arrived at Bali Safari will have their body temperature checked and then given sanitizer. Besides, we have provided hand washing places and hand sanitizers in every corner of the area. And do not forget that our operational team spreading throughout the area always urge visitors to wear masks,” she added.
Bali Safari Park, part of the Taman Safari Indonesia Group, is the first animal conservation organization in Bali to have this African animal. At the end of 2020, precisely in October, a female hyena baby was born healthy at Bali Safari Park. In particular, Indonesian actress Jessica Iskandar gave the name Mooi to the hyena baby. The word mooi is taken from the Dutch language which means beautiful. “Mooi was born by the couple female Manama and the male Riffa. (BTN/015)