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Indonesian zoos launch ‘Food for Animals’ fundraiser as pandemic devours revenue

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 3, 2020   /   06:59 pm
Indonesian zoos launch ‘Food for Animals’ fundraiser as pandemic devours revenue Parman, an animal keeper at the Bandung Zoological Garden feeds two tapirs named Bona, aged 3, and Hegar, aged 5, on Saturday, April 25. (JP/Arya Dipa)

The Indonesian Zoo Association (PKBSI) has launched an online fundraiser asking members of the public to help feed thousands of animals in captivity across the country as zoo revenue all but disappears during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign – called Food for Animals – is seeking funds to improve the living conditions of animals in Indonesian zoos, especially those endemic to the country, such as the Sumatran tiger, the Bornean orangutan and the Sumatran elephant.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[CAMPAIGN FOOD FOR ANIMALS] Pandemi Covid-19 berdampak pada semua sektor, tidak terkecuali Lembaga Konservasi (LK) atau yg biasa disebut Kebun Binatang. Seluruh LK di Indonesia sudah tutup sejak pertengahan Maret, sementara biaya operasional tetap berjalan untuk pakan, obat-obatan satwa, serta para keeper & dokter hewan yang harus masuk untuk merawat satwa. Jika hal ini terjadi dalam kurun waktu panjang, kondisi satwa koleksi akan semakin mengkhawatirkan. PKBSI sebagai wadah organisasi dari sekitar 60 LK di Indonesia, mengajak kita semua yang peduli pada satwa untuk dapat berkontribusi memberikan donasi berapapun nilainya. Donasi Anda akan kami kelola dan salurkan kepada LK anggota PKBSI yang sangat membutuhkan untuk membantu pembelian pakan dan obat-obatan. Donasi dapat disalurkan melalui : Bank : BNI Cabang : Pasar Mayestik Atas Nama : Perhimpunan Kb. Binatang Se Indonesia No Rekening : 955955206 Swift Code : BNINIDJAPMK Pengelola LK berupaya keras agar semua satwa yang ada di LK tetap dalam kondisi yang baik, dan kita tentu ingin mereka semua tetap baik dan dapat bertahan di tengah situasi ini. Kita sangat mengapresiasi berapa pun nilai donasi Anda! Bantu kami agar #SatwaTetapSehat dengan berdonasi dan share campaign #FoodForAnimals ini! Konfirmasi transfer & informasi lebih lanjut : Sdri. Susi (082112390011) Yonathan (081911368685)

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“Every conservation center in Indonesia has been out of operation since March. However, operational costs related to supplies of animal feed, medicine and salaries for keepers and veterinarians still have to be provided,” the association wrote on its official Instagram account @pkbsi on Saturday.

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It went on to say that every donation it received would be immediately distributed to the zoos affiliated with the association that were most affected by the ongoing health and economic crisis.

A survey conducted by the PKBSI last month showed that 92 percent of the association’s members in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Borneo – 55 zoos – had only enough stock to feed their animals until mid-May.

The survey also found that only three zoos would be able to provide food for one to three months, while only two had enough for more than three months.

The association’s member zoos house more than 70,000 animals from 4,912 species endemic to Indonesia and from other species from outside of the country’s ecosystems.