On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, the Bali Safari and Marine Park opened its gates in Gianyar, some 30 kilometers north of Bali's airport.
Established by Taman Safari Indonesia who operate a successful safari park in Bogor, West Java, the Bali facility is lauded as the Company’s flagship park and will eventually employ a workforce of 400 charged with caring for the animals and serving the thousands of visitors expected to visit Bali Safari each day.
Designed by a leading U.S. zoo architect, guests will board special safari busses for drives passing through different areas of the park serving as home to a number of animals, including: rare white Bengali tigers, Sumatran tigers, hippopotami, lions, zebras, elephants, wildebeest, camels, alligators, bears and sundry primates – all roaming in large, near-natural settings.
Reached by the near Professor I.B, Mantra highway, the park is located on Lebih Beach, just minutes from Sanur.
The Bali Safari and Marine Park occupies a 40 hectare site and is home to over 400 animals representing 80 separate species.
Once in full operation the Bali Safari & Marine Park will offer:
• A number of restaurants.
• 1 1,200 seat theater and exhibition area.
• Amazon Cruise.
• Safari Lodge and overnight accommodation.
• An environmental education center.
• Fun zones and open recreational areas.
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