Traditional Balinese communities always try to maintain harmony with nature around them. This can be seen in various places where Balinese people protect their natural environment with their local laws.
In Penglipuran, for example, the community protect a bamboo forest that is almost one millennium old. In some forests, people guard animals there by giving them scared status. You can find this at the Ubud Monkey Forest, Alas Kedaton, or in Uluwatu. However, Bali also has many tourist destinations in the form of parks that offer exotic animals.
Bali Bird & Reptile Park
This place is a unique tourist destination, ideal for the whole family. This 2-hectare park has a collection of hundreds of exotic bird species from Indonesia and around the world
Some of the birds here freely roam the area and you can take pictures with the friendly colorful birds. The address of Bali Bird and Reptile Park is on Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar.
Makepung Buffalo race
This is a buffalo race. This event competes hundreds of buffalo pairs that along with the jockeys. This race is inspired by the way Balinese people plow their land using buffalo.
In Jembrana, Makepung has become a routine activity held regularly. The race is somewhat professional with a grand final named Governor’s Cup. You can watch this buffalo race at various circuits in Jembrana Regency.
Bali Bird Walk
Bali Bird Walk offers birdwatching tour services in almost all parts of Bali. Founded by Victor Mason in 1990, this tour offers a one-day trip to explore the beautiful natural areas of Bali.
Even though their office is in Ubud, you can have tours to various other areas such as mangrove forests, Mount Batukaru, the forest around some lakes in Bali, as well as visits botanical gardens. Bali Bird Walk is located on Jl Campuhan, Ubud, Gianyar.
Kemenuh Butterfly Park
The park, which opened in 2016, offers educational and recreational tours. You will enter a very large garden with beautiful flowers. In this park, you can find more than 500 species of butterflies that flutter from one flower to another.
The founder of this Park, Ida Bagus Witara has a desire to make Kemenuh Butterfly Park the biggest butterfly conservation in Bali. This park can be a pleasant stopover for all family members. The address of Kemenuh Butterfly Park is on Jalan Raya Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar.
Bali Safari and Marine Park
This place is one of the most visited animal theme parks in Bali. As the name suggests, you can find exotic animals that are allowed to roam freely in giant enclosures that resemble their natural habitat.
This 40-hectare park provides a safari bus that will allow you to see a variety of wild animals at close range. You can also enjoy various animal shows here. This park is located on Jl. Prof. Bypass Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Gianyar Regency.
Bali Butterfly Park
The Butterfly Park is a conservation place for insect butterflies. You can see a lot of specimens, both dried and alive. You can see many rare butterflies that are protected by law. You can also see lots of unique and strange insects, ranging from grasshoppers to scorpions and spiders. You can visit Bali Butterfly Park Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah, Wanasari, Tabanan.
Bali has many parks with unique collections of animals. Most of them are conservation areas that aim to protect and help breed some rare species.