Have you seen the oldest turtle, an Ostrich, a Capybara, or a giant lizard? If you want to see them, you can visit Gembira Loka Zoo. The zoo is located at Jalan Kebun Raya No. 2 Yogyakarta-Indonesia. I have seen this zoo more than three twice. I like visit this place, I do not why. I love the animals. The first time I visit this zoo when I was new student at my university. I visited the zoo by myself. Besides that, I also visited the zoo with my friends; we enjoyed seeing all of animals. When I visited this zoo for the first time, this zoo was not as interesting as today.
Today, Gembira loka zoo is very nice and I interested in the zoo more than in the past. My friends and I came by motorcycle. We can come here by Trans Jogja bus 1A, 1B direction, or public bus. We just pay several rupiah to get the tickets. We paid twenty thousand rupiah for Monday-Friday and twenty-five rupiah for weekend or holidays. This zoo opens from 8.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. We saw many animals; elephants, komodo, tigers, crocodiles, ostriches, turtles, deer, snakes, capybaras, and other animals. I love to feed the deer. Visitor can feed the deer. Zoo staff offers a deer’ food (vegetable) and we pay two thousand rupiah for the food. We only make stick out the food from outside deer’ fence. The deer will come close to eat the food. I love this activity because I like deer so much.
After seeing all of animals, we saw funny animal show. The show takes place every day at 11 a.m. to 13 p.m. We also can see the show on holidays, the show will take place depend on interest of visitors. Beside the show, many interesting activities can do in this zoo. There are many entertaining activities in this zoo such as water scooter, bumper boat, banana boat, fish therapy, paddleboat, elephant ridding, camel riding, mini train, and the others.
The zoo also provides many facilities such as Zoo Museum, Mayang tirta (a boat on artificial lake), Mushola, toilet, and food stalls. After seeing animals and funny animals show, we took a rest at garden chair under the trees. Some my friends also bring food from their house and the other bought at food stalls. We eat the food together while talking much about the animals. After did all activities, we go home. We also saw some souvenir in exit door. There are some souvenirs shops there. We can buy many things such as animals doll, batik, and art craft.
You can visit this site to know about Gembira Loka zoo http://gembiralokazoo.com/. Oh, wait! Do not forget loving the animals, keep them, and keep our environment!