Location: Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda No. 9, Paledang, Bogor Tengah, West Java 16911, Indonesia
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HTM: Rp. 15,000 (Local), Rp. 25,000 (Foreign)
Open and close: 08.00 – 17.00
Telephone: (0251) 322226
The Zoology Museum in Bogor is one of the museums in Indonesia that provides information and education about the world of world flora and fauna.
Museum Zoology This building was built during the reign of the Dutch East Indies in 1894. No wonder the shape of the building is very classic and thick with colonial architecture.
And the name of this museum was formerly known by name Landbouw Zoologisch Laboratory. Classic and ancient impressions are indeed one of the displays that the Zoology Museum has.
With a fairly classic appearance, it’s no wonder the building looks a little scary.
Get to know the Zoological Museum
Bogor Zoological Museum is a place to observe fauna that is owned by Indonesia.
In the past this museum functioned as a laboratory. There are many animals that are preserved and exhibited here.
This is to provide information to the public about the life of the animals in the past.
According to a report from LIPI, the Bogor Zoological Museum has been around for 122 years from 1894 to 2020.
And it is said that this museum already has millions of specimens consisting of 20 thousand types of fauna ranging from mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians to fish.
In addition, visitors can also see molluscs, crustaceans, insects as well as animals arthropods others are presented in full.
The museum also still presents a classic impression and display retro in the exhibition hall.
In this museum, tourists can also see collections from the LIPI Biological Research Center which is in the Widyasatwaloka building, Cibinong. Science Center, Bogor.
However, the building is not open to the public. Only once a year. And this building also has a close relationship with the Zoological Museum
Bogor Zoology Museum occupies one corner in Bogor Botanical Garden with a building area of about 1,000 square meters.
And here there are about 7 exhibition rooms or diorama galleries that introduce a collection of millions of fauna.
In general, the building conditions are very decent and capable enough to showcase their collections.
Unfortunately, the colors that tend to be a bit gloomy and the lighting are dim a little disturbing vision.
However, as stated by the museum manager, the lighting was dimmed to keep the color of the collection from fading.
The buildings around the Zoological Museum also have a shape like old colonial buildings and have a classic atmosphere. Not surprisingly, many visitors often take pictures around the area.
See the Blue Whale collection
One of the main collections and icons that are the target of tourists in this museum is the blue whale or so-called Balaenoptera Musculus.
The blue whale is the largest mammal in the world. Of course, this collection is grabbing for visitors to enjoy.
Visitors can see the bone shape and also the skeleton of the blue whale on display here.
The bones and skeleton of this blue whale even need its own space to accommodate all the bones and skeletons that make up its detailed body.
The blue whale on display at the Bogor Zoological Museum was found in the Pameungpeuk area, Garut in 1916.
And reportedly it took nearly 2 months or about 44 days to bring the body to Bogor.
The length of this blue whale is about 27 m and weighs up to 116 tons. You can imagine how heavy the fish was.
Even the bones were very heavy. For the skeleton and bones alone, it is about 64 tons. With a length of 27 meters, of course, requires its own space.
Tracing the collection of rhinos from Tasikmalaya
Apart from the blue whale, here visitors can also see the sad story of the rhino which has a Latin name Rhinoceros Sondaicus.
Usually, visitors like to stand for a long time in the collection room for male rhinos from Tasikmalaya, which weighs up to 2 tons.
The last rhino living in the vicinity of Priangan was abandoned by the female in 1914 who had to die from being shot by poachers.
After 20 years, the museum manager finally decided to bring the male rhino to be a collection.
This is to guard against attacks by poachers who target their horns. The Rhino became one of the collections of the Bogor Zoological Museum in 1934.
Collection of fish at the Zoological Museum
In this museum, tourists can also see a collection of fish which are marine resources in Indonesia, or more precisely in Jakarta Bay.
In the past, this bay was an area that provided abundant marine resources.
This can be seen from the many replicas of fish caught by fishermen and museum managers around the bay.
Actually not a replica, the fish collection here is preserved and original fish
One of the fish collections that can be found here is the jangilus fish or so-called Tetrapturus Brevirostris.
This fish is one of the marlin fish that has a long snout like a sword.
The size itself is very long. And this fish was found in the Jakarta Bay market in 1933.
And tourists can find this fresh jangilus fish in the southern coastal areas of Java, such as Palabuhan Ratu.
With a meat texture like chicken, this fish can also be consumed by humans.
In addition there are also saw fish or the Latin language Pristis Perotteti. This fish has a length of up to 5 meters which was caught in 1924.
Fish belonging to this order of stingrays live in the deep sea on average. Very rarely found at sea level. So tourists if they want to find these fish must dive deeper.
Another collection at the Zoological Museum
In this museum, tourists can also see bats that have Latin language, namely Pteropus Vampyrus.
These bats are often found in the Bogor Botanical Gardens and Zoological museums. Even though it has a scary Latin name and spooky shape, pet food is not scary.
This bat consumes only fresh fruit. It is said that, in ancient times, visitors here could see bats sleeping on the roof of the museum with their hanging position.
Apart from bats, here visitors can also see lizards with large sizes like giants.
At that time Majoor Pieter Antonie Ouwens who also served as the curator of the Bogor Zoological Museum from 1905-1921 received skin samples and photos of the giant lizard.
This sample sent by Lt. Jacques Karel Henri (JKH) van Steyn van Hensbroek who at that time served in Nusa Tenggara.
It turns out that this lizard is a type of lizard with a Latin name Varanus Komodoensis which became the forerunner of the Komodo dragon in Indonesia.
Benefits of vacationing to the Zoological Museum
The Zoological Museum of course gives a very important role to humans regarding the world of fauna that is developing in Indonesia.
By visiting this tourist area, of course, visitors can learn and get more complete information.
Especially if on vacation with children. This information will certainly be very important to be used as learning for them later.
Head to the Zoological Museum
If you want to visit the Zoological Museum, you can go through several doors. One of them is Gate 1 of the Bogor Botanical Gardens (KRB).
This door is only for visitors who are in the Bogor Botanical Gardens area and vehicle users.
Meanwhile, for visitors on foot, there is a separate entrance. At this door they can buy entrance tickets to the Bogor Botanical Gardens and Museum at the same time
For Monday to Saturday, 4-wheeled vehicles may enter the courtyard area of the museum. While motorbikes and bicycles are not allowed to enter.
While on Sundays, only bicycles are allowed to enter the place.