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Out & About: Ragunan Zoo: A gem in careless hands

  • The Jakarta Post

| Tue, January 26 2010 | 11:57 am

PREMIUM The history of Jakarta’s zoos began with Raden Saleh, a prominent Indonesian painter in the 19th century. He donated around 10 hectares of his land for the establishment of its first zoo at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta. About a century later, the zoo was relocated to a 140-hectares of land in Ragunan, South Jakarta.
It was officially opened Jun. 22, 1966, managed by the city adminis...