Ragunan Zoo ready for huge number of visitors

Ragunan Zoo ready for huge number of visitors

Orang utan of Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta. (ANTARA/Reno Esnir)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Wildlife Park of Ragunan, popularly known as Ragunan Zoo, is ready for a huge number of visitors in Lebaran holiday season this year, zoo spokesperson Enny Pudjiwati said here on Tuesday.

She said to anticipate the flow of visitors, the zoo organizers have prepared the supporting facilities and infrastructures in the run up to Lebaran holiday.

"We are going to open additional computerized ticket windows from originally 22 to 56 and 8 other manual ones, and we will add some more if they are still insufficient," Enny said.

She added that the zoo has 436 permanent employees, but to served the big number of visitors her party would recruit 750 incidental personnel.

Enny predicted that the number of visitors during Lebaran holiday season this year would reach 750,000 people.

"Our target is that starting from one day after Lebaran and on until the weekend the visitors will reach 750 million people," Enny said, adding at the peak season of Lebaran in 2010 the zoo was visited by 160 thousands people in one day.

She said the admission ticket price into the Wildlife Park of Ragunan, popularly known as Ragunan Zoo, has not been raised and it remained affordable at Rp4,000 for adults and Rp3,000 for children plus Rp500 for insurance.

"We are going to open additional computerized ticket windows from originally 22 to 56 and 8 other manual ones, and we will add some more if they are still insufficient," Enny said.

She added that the zoo has 436 permanent employees, but to served the big number of visitors her party would recruit 750 incidental personnel.

Located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Ragunan Zoo could be easily reached from the Jakarta Outer Ring Road and Transjakarta busway network.
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