Bird Park at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park or Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia. It has an area of about 250 acres. One of interesting places that you can visit is Bird Park. Bird Park has three domes: old dome (Archipelago Conservation Park), West Dome, and East Dome.
Bird Park is one of the units in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, which has a collection of various kinds of birds, from Western Indonesia to Eastern Indonesia. This park is a conservation organization as well as educational destination for tourist, because in the Bird Park, visitors will gain knowledge about the types of birds, including the name, habitat, natural foods, and other information that adds insight.
Nowadays, population of wild animals, especially birds in the native habitat has been decreasing because hunting wild animals or habitat destruction by the practices of illegal logging and the opening land for plantations are not based on the principle of conservation. This is the purpose the Bird Park’s conservation organizations, to conserve birds and to educate people.
In Bird Park, you will see many beautiful birds that you’ve not seen before, such as Cenderawasih, Dara Crown, Ibis Roko-roko, Maleo, Eagle Java, and many others. Besides the beauty of different kinds of birds, visitors are also invited to know which species of birds are protected and which are not protected. This is one way the public awareness regarding the status of birds in Indonesia.
The Birds Park is located in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), East Jakarta. It only takes 2 km from Kampung Rambutan bus station. The Bird Park has 6 ha of total area, consist of 3 huge cages. One cage is located separately from others. The cages are about 20–68 meters in diameter, and 9–30 meters height. Bird species are arranged based on Wallace’s line. Kubah Timur (East Cage) contains species of birds from Eastern Indonesia, while Kubah Barat (West Cage) contains species of birds from Western Indonesia.
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