The Jakarta Post
Elephant shows are one of the attractions at Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) in Bogor, West Java. (JP/Donny Fernando)
Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) in Bogor, West Java, will hold an animal parade on Aug. 17-18 to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.
Heru Maryadi, head of show entertainment at TSI Bogor, said on Monday, as quoted by Antara, that the event would combine art performances, a marching band and a carnival of animals, adding that it would involve 500 participants and 50 animals.
Among the 50 animals to join the parade will be eagles, camels, elephants, llamas and snakes.
“Visitors can see the parade by standing on the roadside, starting from Parking Area A to D,” said Heru.
He said the parade was one of TSI Bogor’s efforts to increase people’s love for animals and in the hope that it would boost the number of visitors.
He added that the parade also aimed to present TSI as a conservation institution as it moves toward a superior conservation program on the 74th anniversary of Indonesia’s freedom. (jes/mut)