The Surabaya Zoo

This is an interesting place in Surabaya City, East Java Province, Indonesia. The Surabaya Zoo is located at Jalan Setail No. 1 Surabaya. You can find it easily on the map, near the Wonokromo Station. In front of its entry gate, there is a statue of the symbol of Surabaya, the Sura (Fish) and Baya (Crocodile).

I bought an entry ticket. It cost Rp 10.000 for adult to enter the zoo. Let’s go inside …..

There is a Map of Surabaya Zoo near the entry gate. I took a photograph of it. This map can help us to find our location as well as the animal location. Here is the map in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language). The title is Kebun Binatang Surabaya, means Surabaya Zoo.

The Zoo has rich vegetation and thousands of animals. The class consists of Mammal, Reptile, Aves and Pisces.

The mammals class consists of :

  • Tapir
  • Ceetah
  • Baboon
  • Camel

Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) is able to live in temperature up to 41°C (106 °F) at day. Camel can run up to 65 km/h (40 mph) in short range and able to maintain speed of up to 40 km/h (25mph). Because of its ability, military used camel as cavalry in past century.

  • Zebra
  • Capybara
  • Sambar Deer
  • Black Bear

Black bear ( Ursus americanus ) eats both meat and plant such as salmon, crayfish, nuts and berries. It also feed on bee larvae as a protein source. Black bear can stand and walk while it look at something since it hind legs are slightly longer than forelegs. It’s native habitat is in North America.

Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis) is the tallest of land-living animal. Giraffe has a long neck to reach the leaves of trees. Giraffe can reach up to 5.5 metres (18 feet) tall for male and slightly shorter for female. Giraffe lives in savanna, open woodland or grassland.

  • Llama
  • Bison
  • Elephant

  • Anoa
  • Hippopotamus
  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Lion
  • Horse
  • Chimpanzee

The Reptile at Surabaya Zoo consists of Snakes, Komodo Dragon, and Crocodile. In my opinion, The Komodo Dragon are very interesting. They fed every 5th and 20th day month at 12:30 pm. These are the biggest lizards in the world. They can grow to a length of 3.63 meter and weight of 150 kg.

The Aves class consists of:

  • Green Peafowl

Green Peafowl ( Pavo Muticus ) usually spend time on the ground but roost in trees at a height of 10-15 m. Green Peafowl is only found in the forest or scrubland in Java Island. The male Green Peafowl has a slight crook in its neck and long iridescent upper tail feathers. According to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Green Peafowl is evaluated as vulnerable.

  • Cockatoo
  • Jalak Bali ( Leucopsar Rothschildi )
  • Pelican
  • Ostrich

The Surabaya Zoo is a very nice place to visit. I will come to this zoo next time.

By Sapteka,