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  1. Fargusno

    Fargusno Well-Known Member

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    Paris van Java is a mall in Bandung that had a mini zoo and aviary on its rooftop area. I went there back in 2018, but most of the animal areas are still in under construction, especially the civet/squirrel area. When I went to Bandung again back in 2019, I didn't had the time to go there because I had to follow my mom and her friends to Dago Pakar. I'm planning to go there again next year once the pandemic ends or when it's OK again to not to wear masks like in China or New Zealand, hopefully the animal exhibits are still there because I heard rumors of the aviary and the mini zoo are being closed, probably temporarily.

    List of animals in Paris van Java, from my visits and from visitors' Instagram photos:

    Fishes:
    • Koi carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)
    • Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
    • Bony-lipped barb (Osteochilus hasseltii)
    • Sailfin pleco (Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps)
    Birds:
    • Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
    • Green peafowl (Pavo muticus)
    • African peafowl (Afropavo congensis)
    • Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
    • Silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)
    • Lady Amherst's pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae)
    • Crested fireback (Lophura ignita)
    • Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna)
    • Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus)
    • Military macaw (Ara militaris)
    • Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
    • Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
    • Green-cheeked parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae, best known as JonTron and Jaiden Animations' pet)
    • Sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis)
    • Red lory (Eos bornea)
    • Fischer's lovebird (Agapornis fischeri)
    • Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
    • Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
    • White-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
    Reptiles and amphibians:
    • African spurred tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata)
    • Green iguana (Iguana iguana)
    • Asian common toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus, wild)
    Mammals:
    • Chital deer (Axis axis)
    • Domesticated goat (Capra aegagrus hircus, Boer and American Pygmy)
    • Domesticated cat (Felis catus, various breeds)
    • Domesticated dog (Canis lupus familiaris, brought in by visitors)
    • Sumatran masked palm civet (Paguma larvata leucomystax)
    • Horsfield's treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)
    • Javanese flying squirrel (Iomys horsfieldii)
    • Asian tri-colored squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
    • Plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus, normal and albino)
    • Black giant squirrel (Ratufa bicolor)
    • Red giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista)
    • Domesticated rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus)
    • Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)
     
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  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member 15+ year member

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    That seems highly unlikely.
     
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  5. Fargusno

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    This is the only evidence I get. I hope when I can go there again, I'll ask the animal keepers there regarding the African peafowl.
     
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    This Blog also referred to a female Golden Pheasant as "Anak Burung Merak", which means "Peafowl chick". It might therefore not be the most reliable source of information.
    It would be to my great surprise if there would be any Afropavo in Indonesia!
     
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  8. Fargusno

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    Guess the existence of Afropavo in Paris van Java is hella questionable :(
     
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  9. Fargusno

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    A little update:
    Some of the animal exhibits in Paris van Java are temporarily closed, not permanently. However, there are still open exhibits there that are mostly view-only like the bird cages, the squirrel exhibits and the koi ponds. Dogs are still allowed to be brought into the mall's premises.
     
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    Horsfield’s tree shrew? How many, and what’s the exhibit like? Any more tree shrews kept in Indonesia?
     
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  11. Fargusno

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    The exhibit for the squirrels and treeshrews are rectangular large bird cages with perching bars and a small wooden box filled with hay for them to sleep.
     
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    Mostly in mini zoos.
     
  13. Fargusno

    Fargusno Well-Known Member

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    During my last visit, Paris van Java was in a VERY HORRIBLE STATE. Beta Aviary was closed and the former inhabitants got moved to smaller aviaries. None of the peafowls are there including the elusive African peafowl, and the squirrel/civet exhibit got shut down, only leaving a pair of Black Giant and Prevost's Squirrels each in smaller exhibits. There's even a BLACK GIANT SQUIRREL CARCASS inside the former civet exhibit (what the hell) and only the petting zoo remained open. PVJ needs refurbishment on their animal sections and don't let them go to abandonment like this again!!

    Rating: 4/10 (what in their mind to leave a poor squirrel to die)
     
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