Ragunan Zoo is a 350-acre zoo which is located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. It is home to over 270 species of animals, 171 species of flora, and employs over 450 people. Many of the animals are endangered and threatened from all parts of Indonesia and the rest of the world. Ragunan Zoo is more than 150 years of age and regarded as the third oldest zoo in the world and set as the second largest zoo in the world with the most diverse animals and plants population. It is a must visit place for any tourist who visits Indonesia. The ideal place to stay when visiting Jakarta is the, Ascott Jakarta which is one of the finest Service apartment in Jakarta. These luxury and elegant apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen, around the clock housekeeping, en-suite bathrooms, a dining and an elegant living area. The hotel is located on a prime business location, which gives easy access to numerous event venues, entertainment, embassies, national landmarks, shopping complexes and a variety of dining options.

Ragunan Zoo was constructed based on the open zoo concept that allowed visitors to feel closer to the animals, to give out a better experience. Besides being a recreation park, Ragunan Zoo has an important role in animal conservation through the cultivation program, and it also becomes a good place for educational and research activities. Some animals that have been successfully cultivated in Ragunan Zoo are white tiger, Sumatran tiger, orang utan, komodo, python, and some types of birds, and parrots. The Ragunan zoo is a very popular place to visit, particularly during holidays. Laid out in a lush tropical setting, such indigenous animals as the Komodo lizard, tapir, anoa, Java tiger, banteng, wild ox and brightly colored birds are given ample room to be in this green foliage. This is a world-class facility and guaranteed to entertain and educate visitors of any age.

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