About Surabaya Zoo Or "Bonbin”

"Bonbin" is one of the oldest zoos in Indonesia
11 May 2022
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“Bonbin” or Surabaya Zoo
“Bonbin” or Surabaya Zoo

Surabaya Zoo, also known as "Bonbin", is one of the oldest zoos in Indonesia. It was founded in 1916 by the Dutch colonial government and is currently managed by the Surabaya City Government. The zoo covers an area of 37 hectares and is home to more than 2,500 animals of more than 200 species.

Bonbin is located next to the Suro and Boyo Statues, the icon of the city of Surabaya
Bonbin is located next to the Suro and Boyo Statues, the icon of the city of Surabaya

The Surabaya Zoo is also located next to the Suro and Boyo Statues, which are the icons of the Surabaya city logo. The zoo is divided into sections, each with its own unique attractions.

Orangutan Island

Orangutan Island is a must-visit for anyone interested in seeing these amazing creatures up close. Often a joke by Surabaya residents, the goal is to go to "Bonbin" to visit distant relatives (orangutans) 🤣

Orangutan in BonBin /
Orangutan in BonBin / detik.net

The Reptile House

The Reptile House is another popular spot, where you can see snakes, crocodiles, turtles, and komodo dragons.

Komodo dragon in Bonbin (Surabaya Zoo) /
Komodo dragon in Bonbin (Surabaya Zoo) / Bhimo Satrio Wicaksono

House of Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, and Birds

Other parts of the zoo include the Elephant House, Giraffe House, Lion House, and Bird House.

Giraffe House /
Giraffe House / Julian El Sanjaya
Elephant House at Surabaya Zoo
Elephant House at Surabaya Zoo

Playground and gift shop

In addition to the animals that live in it, the Surabaya Zoo also has a number of other attractions that make it worth a visit. The Zoo Train is a popular way to get around the park, and there are also several playgrounds and a water park on-site. The zoo also has a restaurant and a number of gift shops.

Water playground at Surabaya Zoo
Water playground at Surabaya Zoo

If you're looking for a fun day out in Surabaya, be sure to add Surabaya Zoo to your itinerary!

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