Dinner with Great Elephant
As you arrive at Bali Zoo for check in, you’ll first pass through our brand new spacious Deer Park exhibit featuring our collection of Bawean, Sitatunga, Kijang, Timor and Javan Rusa deer. From the Zoo you will take a short double decker bus ride to our 100-year old traditional Sumatran buffalo house (kandangkerbau) drop off point. After disembarking at our grand 4-hectare Kampung Sumatra wildlife exhibit area, you will be invited to participate in our Elephant Encounter session that includes taking photos and hand feeding dozen Sumatran elephants that are currently classified as critically endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). These gentle giants are from the Elephant Conservation Center in Palembang, Sumatra (the northern-most island of Indonesia) where they were rescued from habitat loss and human persecution.
Before heading to dinner at Gayo Restaurant you’ll continue your tour with a visit to the Sumatran tiger, tapir and sun bear exhibits as well as a stop at our nocturnal animal encounter session located at the nearby waterfall area. Dinner is served from 6:30 – 8:30pm but guests are able to join at any time during these hours. After choosing from a large variety of soup, salad and grilled items from the lavish buffet you’ll be seated at tablesjust a few meters away from a small herd of six elephants adorned in colorful fabrics inspired by the decorated royal pachyderms of India, all accompanied by their mahouts in traditional Sumatran costume, andall perfectly set up for photo taking opportunities. Read more from booking link!