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Crocodilians in Indonesian Zoos

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  1. Fargusno

    Fargusno Well-Known Member

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    Taman Safari Indonesia:
    • Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae, off-display)
    • West African Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis, off-display)
    • Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Caiman crocodilus, off-display)
    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Museum Komodo):
    • Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae)
    • False gharial (Tomistoma schlegelli)
    Batu Secret Zoo:
    • Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae)
    • False gharial (Tomistoma schlegelli)
    • Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
    Ragunan Zoo:
    • Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae)
    • False gharial (Tomistoma schlegelli)
    Lembang Park & Zoo:
    • Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae)
    Formerly housed:
    • Smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus, Museum Komodo)
    SeaWorld Ancol used to house Saltwater crocodiles and False gharials back in the 2000s, including an albino individual. They were off display since 2012 and replaced by an otter exhibit, that was converted into a mixed wetland exhibit since 2013. Taman Safari Indonesia used to house False gharials too.
     
  2. Fargusno

    Fargusno Well-Known Member

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    Indonesia's most famous crocodile would be Kojek. It was a Saltwater crocodile kept by a villager in Sempur, Bogor (not far from Taman Safari) that was almost a meter long. It was rather obese and lethargic since it was fed by its owner every time. Around 2017, Kojek was evacuated by forestry officials and Taman Safari staff, and since then, Kojek is a permanent resident in Taman Safari's crocodile exhibit.



    (2017) Crocodile Park - Kojek the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) - ZooChat
     
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    Could it be that the zoo in Bukittinggi, Sumbar maintained both Crocodylus porosus and Tomistoma schlegelii (I seem to remember that when visiting in 2018).
     
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  5. Fargusno

    Fargusno Well-Known Member

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    Crocodylus halli hasn't been exhibited in Indonesian zoos yet. If it did, it could be misidentified as Crocodylus novaeguineae.
     
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    Also Crocodylus siamensis hasn't been exhibited in Indonesian zoos yet, but some private reptile keepers owns it. They're mostly farmed individuals from Thailand.
     
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    A website called Pierre Wildlife labelled one of the crocodile at the Ragunan Zoo gallery as a crocodylus halli
     
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    If it's true, then it's the first Crocodylus halli to be exhibited in Indonesian zoos
     
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    Rimba Reptile Park in Bali keep saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), West African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus), dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), and false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii)
     
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    West African Slender-snouted Crocodile? Wow, it's a first for Indonesian zoos!!
     
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    1. Most members of the genus Crocodylia are pretty identical to each other, making it hard to ID
    2. I'm pretty sure that Gharial is a False Gharial
     
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    I would agree: buaya senyulong - habitat: hewan ini tersebar di perairan dan lahan gambut Sumatera, dan Kalimantan.
    Link: Gembira Loka Zoo
     
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  14. Fargusno

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    It's a misidentified Tomistoma schlegelli then
     
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