The Bali Zoo opened in 2002 as the island’s first and only Balinese-owned zoological park. It was conceived and developed independently by Mr. Anak Agung Gde Putra on private land in his own village of Singapadu in the Sukawati district of Gianyar. It was created foremost out of his love for animals followed by a desire to conserve and protect various Indonesian fauna and a wish to provide the public with means to share in this wonderful experience for locals and tourists alike. All within a well designed space of natural beauty that is also distinctly Balinese.
Bali Zoo is not only a place to observe, learn and marvel at exotic fauna, but also engage with them through our safely supervised activities scheduled throughout the day and night. This is all part of our commitment to conservation, research, education and recreation as The Island of The Gods premier zoological park. As part of our incomparable zoo experience, we also have two distinct restaurants serving food from 9am till 6pm.
Our grand Elephant View restaurant sits up to 300 for buffet or a la carte Asian fare, is idyllically located in the middle of park and offers a magnificent view of our elephant trail and surrounding tropical gardens, while near the entrance to the zoo is our Okavango Restaurant, named after Botswana’s famous delta river valley. This rustically designed two-story restaurant is a perfect place from where to view our African lion den where our family of lions resides as you dine on western cuisine or our selection of delicious desserts.
Located centrally in Bali’s cultural Gianyar Regency, the Bali Zoo is within close proximity to the tourist areas of Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak and Nusa Dua and is only 15 minutes drive from Ubud. The island’s only Balinese-owned private zoo opened in 2002 as the first and only dedicated zoological park, which still holds true today. We are situated on 22 acres of lush landscape in the art village of Singapadu and are home to a diverse collection of more than 350 exotic animals a majority of which are indigenous to Indonesia, including rare and endangered species such as the Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Tiger, Orangutan, Sun Bear and Binturong.
Our animals reside in hundreds of quality built eco-habitats and are well cared by our friendly staff of 170 who work as part of our extended zoo family. Bali Zoo offers a number of unique and one-of-a kind experiences during your visit with us. From our beautifully landscaped and shaded garden paths that lead you through our park to our various ‘hands on’ animal encounter sessions where you are allowed to feed, pet and take photos with number of our zoo inhabitants to our assorted family activities such as our Elephant Back Safari, Treewalk adventure and Village Trekking.
Bali Zoo is the perfect wildlife conservatory for the finest collection of Indonesian and other countries exotic animals.