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Bali Zoo

Bali’s first zoo, was established with the aim to protect Indonesian wildlife and educate the island’s locals. In pursuit of this goal, Bali Zoo is constantly expanding with recent developments including semi-open or interconnected enclosures, on-site accommodation, an observation deck, and guided activities where visitors can interact with animals like a deer park, Breakfast with Orangutans, a Night Safari, and Elephant Mud Fun.

The zoo covers two sections, connected by a free ‘safari’ bus. The zoo area opens into a deer park then leads to enclosed birds, monkeys, reptiles, lemurs, meercats, and more. Catch the bus to reach the Kampung Sumatra area with larger, and semi-open enclosures for sun bears, tigers, orangutans, elephants, and a new savannah exhibit. Check the daily schedule to attend animal feedings and learn about Indonesia’s native wildlife at a regular animal presentation or keeper talk.

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Price

Adult: Rp395,000 (USD$26.98), Child (2-12 yrs): Rp280,000 ($19.13)

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Time Spent

1-3hours

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

9am-5pm, 6pm-9pm, 7 days

Look Around

Dusky wallabyDusky wallaby
Ring-tailed lemurRing-tailed lemur
Rhinoceros hornbillRhinoceros hornbill
Jacky the Bornean orangutanJacky the Bornean orangutan
False gharialFalse gharial
Blue-and-yellow macawBlue-and-yellow macaw
Hairy goats in the petting zooHairy goats in the petting zoo
Popular animals
African lionAfrican lion
Bengal tigerBengal tiger
Tiger feeding timeTiger feeding time
The big cats
View of Mount Batur from top of the man-made waterfallView of Mount Batur from top of the man-made waterfall
View from bottom of the waterfallView from bottom of the waterfall
Lush vegetationLush vegetation
Water splash parkWater splash park
Sign sculpture in visitor parking lotSign sculpture in visitor parking lot
Walking around the zoo

Who Will Like Bali Zoo

Fun Expert

Plan a fun-filled day for your family with activities like a petting zoo, water playground, pony rides, and keeper talks.

Bucketlist Bandit

Book a personal encounter like Elephant Mud Fun and have your photograph taken as you get muddy with these gentle giants.

Nature Lover

Wander leisurely around the zoo and say hello to over 450 species of animals. Get up close and personal by purchasing a fistful of leafy greens to hand-feed eager deer or book an Elephant Mud Fun package to feed and bathe an Asian elephant.

Photography Whiz

Take advantage of the semi-open enclosures and capture images of deer, lemur, elephants, and orangutans without mesh cages or dirty glass to get in the way.

Wellness Pursuer

Combine zoo entry or Breakfast with Orangutans with a relaxing massage, scrub, or body mask at Sanctoo Villa and Spa.

Elephant mud fun - in the mudElephant mud fun - in the mud
Elephant mud fun - feedingElephant mud fun - feeding
Breakfast with orangutansBreakfast with orangutans
Breakfast with orangutansBreakfast with orangutans
Special encounters

Insider Tips For Bali Zoo

  • Purchase tickets online to take advantage of discounts and promotions.
  • If one day at the zoo isn’t enough, book a stay at Sanctoo Villa and Spa. Guests receive free zoo entry during their stay.
  • Check the daily schedule for times and locations of activities like keeper talks and animal presentations.
  • Don’t attempt to walk between the zoo area and Kampung Sumatra area. Take the free safari bus which runs every 15 minutes.
  • Photo staff are located throughout the zoo and at encounters to photograph visitors with animals. Staff will provide a wristband with a barcode to view and purchase your happy snaps at a photo booth.
  • Zoo tickets are available either with or without return hotel transfers. If you choose tickets with hotel transfers, remember the number of your vehicle so the ‘transfers desk’ can call your driver when you’re ready to leave.
Holding tropical birdsHolding tropical birds
Feeding bawean deerFeeding bawean deer
Bus between different parts of the zooBus between different parts of the zoo
Zoo mapZoo map
Children's playgroundChildren's playground

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Where Is It

Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

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How To Get There

Car

Free • Large parking area for cars and motorbikes.

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Taxi

Taxi and rideshare drivers drop off near the ticket counter.

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Shuttle

Purchase entry tickets or animal encounters that include return hotel transfers to be collected and dropped off by an official Bali Zoo driver.

Shuttle at zoo front gateShuttle at zoo front gate
Friendly shuttle driverFriendly shuttle driver
Shuttle

What To Bring

Do:
  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen, hat and insect repellent.
  • Loose clothing to keep cool.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Cash to buy snacks and food to feed animals. 
Don't:
  • Food for animals.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Not encouraged

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Anytime

Tips: Use a telephoto lens to capture close-ups of animals’ facial expressions. If your camera supports it, enable high-speed shutter release to capture an array of shots with subtle movements to catch the ideal moment. Use Shutter Priority mode at a speed of 1/400 secs or faster to capture animals in action.

Drones

Drones allowed: No

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

  • Wana Restaurant - Lounge and bar located in the zoo area serving traditional Indonesian and Balinese meals as well as classic and specialty cocktails.
  • Wantilan Restaurant - Open-air restaurant in the zoo area offering traditional Indonesian dishes and Western specialties like ribs and burgers.
  • Gayo Restaurant - Buffet style restaurant located in the Kampung Sumatra area. Location of Breakfast with Orangutans and also open for international buffet lunch.
  • Snack Snacks - Deli-style café located in the zoo area serving drinks, ice-creams, and light meals.
  • The Sanctoo Restaurant - Buffet and a la carte restaurant associated with the Sanctoo Villa and Spa. Location for buffet lunch included with Elephant Mud Fun encounters.

Backstory

Bali Zoo opened in 2002 and is the island's first and only Balinese-owned zoological park. Since opening, the zoo has undergone several expansions, including the construction of a deer park, observation platform and 15-meter waterfall, the Sanctoo Villa and Spa, and a savannah exhibit. It has also introduced a series of encounters for visitors to interact with selected animals.

This zoo does not receive any government funding, so all revenue from guests is invested back into animal welfare and the ongoing improvement of facilities.

Bali Zoo is one of the few places in the world where endangered Bengal tiger cubs have been born.

View from top of man-made waterfall

Etiquette

Do:
  • Obey zoo keepers and signage for the safety of yourself and the animals.
  • Purchase food to feed selected animals like elephants and deer.
  • Make room for other visitors to view and photograph the animals.
  • Admire and respect animals from a safe distance.
Don't:
  • Feed animals without purchasing their specific food or without zookeeper supervision.
  • Chase, touch, or scare animals in open enclosures. 
  • Leave rubbish, food, or drink behind you.
  • Jump the queue for the safari bus.
  • Use flash when photographing animals.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Encounters like Breakfast with Orangutans, Elephant Mud Fun, and Night Safari.
  • Large, semi-open enclosures for some animals.
  • Scheduled educational shows like keeper talks.
  • Family-friendly park with playgrounds and activities designed for children.
Could Be Better:
  • Small cages for some animals like monkeys and birds.
  • Elephant rides are still available (although expected to be phased out).
  • Relatively expensive admission and encounter fees. 
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