Batu Secret Zoo in East Java and Bali Zoo are among the top 25 zoos in Asia according to Traveler's Choice awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe announced on Tuesday by TripAdvisor.
Batu Secret Zoo at Jawa Timur Park 2 in East Java was named the fifth-best zoo in Asia. Raved a TripAdvisor reviewer, “The best zoo I've ever been! This zoo has a huge array of collection of animals from around the world presented in a very eco-friendly setting, clean, and those animals are healthy and well taken care of.”
Indonesia’s other winner is Bali Zoo, coming in at 19th position amongst Asia’s top zoos.
“For those wanting to see the world’s most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travelers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions,” TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing said in a press release on Tuesday.
“Travelers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe.”
The Traveler's Choice awards identified 275 winners in total, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the United Kingdom and the United States. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Top 25 zoos in Asia
1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore
2. Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Pattaya, Thailand
3. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Mysore, India
4. Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park, Guangzhao, China
5. Batu Secret Zoo, Batu, Indonesia
6. Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan
7. Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa, Japan
8. Ueno Zoo, Taito, Japan
9. Adventure World, Shirahama-cho, Japan
10. Dalian Forest Zoo, Dalian, China
11. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, India
12. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling, India
13. Tama Zoological Park, Hino, Japan
14. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar, India
15. Nihondaira Zoo, Shizuoka, Japan
16. Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, Nagoya, Jepang
17. Safari Park Open Zoo, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
18. Langkawi Wildlife Park, Langkawi, Malaysia
19. Bali Zoo, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
20. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai (Madras), India
21. Seoul Grand Park, Gwacheon, South Korea
22. Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama, Japan
23. Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo, Japan
24. Fuji Safari, Susono, Japan
25. African Safari, Usa, Japan