Bali Safari and Marine Park, located on the outskirts of Bali’s capital of Denpasar, has just welcomed three new rare animals to their zoo family.
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As reported by the State News Agency Antara
, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 the three “newcomers” at the Park are:
- A male African Lion born on January 28, 2014 bred from strains of lions in Indonesia and New Zealand.
- A male giraffe born on January 2, 2014 from German and New Zealand breeding strains.
- A female Sumatran elephant born on January 28, 2014 from local breeding stocks.
The three “new kids on the block”
at the Bali Safari and Marine Park
have yet to be given formal names.
William Santoso, general manager of the Bali Safari and Marine Park
, said the new births are the park increase the lion population to 21, the elephants to 32 and the giraffes to 3.
To ensure minimum stress for the Park’s new babies, all three were kept under wraps until Saturday, February 8, 2013, when they were presented to zoo visitors for the first time.
Tim Husband, the curator of animals at the Bali Safari and Marine Park
said the birth of the giraffe, elephant and lion at the zoo was proof that the Park remains steadfastly dedicated and committed to education and conservation.
Husband said 2014 promises to be an interesting year at the Bali Safari and Marine Park
with many rare births expected to occur among the Park’s collection.
The Park is the only Conservation Park in Bali that has earned “A” accreditation.
Husband credits the park's breeding programs, the size of its collections and the care provided to animals by doctors and staff as the key to their continuing success.
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