Lombok Elephant Park is designed to preserve, care and train animals in it, particularly elephant. This park offers a unique experience for visitors to interact with exotic animals.
Despite the name, this park is not only inhabited by elephants. There are many other animals that you can meet here. Here are some brief facts about Lombok Elephant Park.
Lombok is indeed not an elephant’s natural habitat, but this park has everything to mimic the natural habitat of these giant mammals. The official address of the Lombok Elephant Park is on the Tanjung Sire Highway, Sigar Penjalin, Tanjung, North Lombok Regency. This place is 25 km away from the city of Mataram.
You can reach this park by public transportation, but you still have to walk about 2 and a half kilometers. Lombok Elephant Park pick-up service at hotels in the city of Mataram at a rate of Rp 200,000 per car that has a capacity of 4 passengers.
This place was once a sanctuary to accommodate elephants whose lives are in danger somewhere else. Because of its growing collection, the park was then opened to the public. The number of animals accommodated here also increases over time, and they began to care for animals other than elephant too.
To ensure that all animals get the best treatment, Lombok Elephant Park has a professional team that will ensure all animal needs are met here. Animal’s wellbeing is a top priority in this park.
There are many animals that can be found here. These are mostly rescued from other places. In total, there are 195 animals from 45 species in this park. You can see Sumatran elephants, orangutans, pygmy hippo, proboscis monkey, siamang, sun bear, agile gibbon, crocodile, sitatunga, porcupine, mursbuck, various cockatoos, peacocks, red Lory, barn owl, blue chest parrots, tiger python, and Komodo dragon.
You can enjoy many extraordinary experiences in this Park. Elephant Meet & Greet gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with this gentle giant. You can make a bond by lightly caressing their trunk. Then you can also join Elephant Feeding. Not only giving food to elephants, but you will also learn about their daily diet from experienced staff. You can also bathe these elephants in a designated bathing pond.
You can also meet and take pictures with various reptiles such as giant iguanas and pythons. There are also various species of birds that are very comfortable near humans. The visitors’ favorite resident is probably Valent, an orangutan who is very comfortable interacting with humans. Valent comes to this park from a zoo in Surabaya. Valent is often seen interacting freely with the visitors to this park.
Park admission is Rp 200,000 per adult pax and Rp 150,000 for children (2-12 years old). The ticket includes all park experiences except Elephant Safari Ride.