Elephant Safari Park also serves an important educational
function through its unique elephant museum and information
centre where visitors learn about the animal’s ancestry
and intra-species diversity through historical and cultural
exhibits, informative posters, an art gallery of works
actually produced by the park’s elephants, and the
only full-size replica of a mammoth skeleton in the Southern
Hemisphere. A large gift shop displays a wide selection
of high-quality gifts and mementoes relating to elephants
Accompanied by a mahout (trainer), sitting high atop an
elephant in a teakwood saddle, whilst ambling through
the cool upland countryside of Bali, is an experience
that will remain etched in the visitor’s mind for
years to come.
Talk to the Birds
Pretend you’re Dr. Doolittle and talk with the birds
at the Bali Bird Park. In fact, few people realise that
only a few minutes’ drive into the countryside northeast
of Denpasar is Indonesia’s finest collections of
birds. More than 1200 specimens are exhibited in naturalistic
enclosures amid a superbly maintained horticultural garden.
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grounds are 277 bird species including such exotic creatures
as cassowaries, pelicans, hornbills, radiant parrots,
black palm cockatoos, stately African crown cranes, Bali’s
own endangered starling and one of the world’s most
extensive assemblages of birds of paradise - a species
endemic to Eastern Indonesia and New Guinea.
The park has microhabitats for every species combining
plants and birds of the tropical bio-systems of South
America, Africa, as well as regions of Asia and Indonesia.
Over sixty exhibits are displayed including two enormous
walk-in aviaries containing some of the world’s
most amazing tropical birds in an authentic rainforest
Diverse and rare avian species are not the only exotic
creatures found within the confines of the Bali Bird Park.
The famous Komodo dragons, some exceeding two metres in
length, also make their home here.
The attraction’s two-hectare gardens alone are worth
the visit. Made up of waterfalls, lotus and water lily
ponds, towering palms, and footpaths winding through hundreds
of species of tropical flora, the park is in fact a vast
Equipped with a modern avian nursery, fully trained staff,
and a resident ornithologist, the park is both a caring
home for birds and an unforgettable experience for visitors
of all ages. A souvenir shop displays unique arts and
crafts with an emphasis on the avian and natural worlds.