Friday, May 22, 2009

Family Visit to Taman Tumbina, Bintulu, Sarawak

Taman TUMBINA is one of the mini zoo that located in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. There are quite numbers of wild animals keep in this zoo. However, most of it in a very poor condition and even there are breeding in the quarantine area. Such as one family of long -tailed macaque. From the first time i make a visit there until last year, the family has increased where one young born in the small cage where they kept them.

Okay, enough about it because if you want to see what is actually happen there, better to see it yourself. This centre really need a real touch of a zoo keeper or anyone with zoology background. Those animals need hands that really can work on helping them to have a better care. I can not do it because i failed when i become a volunteer at the centre. I have to admit that i can not do my part there.

Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) resting in the small pond. I think it was about more than five individuals. The condition is quite bad but lucky to see the crocs is doing well in such a small place. I still remember back in 2006-2007 when i was still working in Bintulu, our department give away two juvenile crocs to this centre and i think both of them was died a year later.

The deer farm is not looking very good too but they still survive. The space is very small for about more than 10 indidviduals. No grass on the ground anymore and my nephews trying to give some green leaves to the animal and they ate it.

I am not sure what type of duck is this but maybe it is domesticated duck. Hahaha..i am no good in identified duck species. I think they didn't display the information about this animal outside the cage.

My nephew really interested looking at this beautiful peacock but the condition of this bird also very poor. You can see the feather is broken. Next picture will shows you.

See....i told you....beautiful in pain. Hmmm......what should i say it really beautiful but....the pretty feather is broken...

This is my story during my family visit to Taman TUMBINA Bintulu last month. Actually i really want to avoid visiting this place because it really make my heart painful to see all the animal are suffering. But this time i have to go and show my little niece and nephews this animals. They never had a chance to see this animal alive. So, that's it!


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