HomeBlogs Medan Zoo Medan was located in Bunga Rampe IV Street, Simalingkar B District,
Medan Tungtungan Sub district, about 10 kilometers from the centre of
the city. Medan mayor, Abdullah, opened the zoo on April 14 2005 that
at this time is the new zoo, the KBM area with the width 30 hectare. On
earlier days, Medan Zoo was located in Brigjen Katamso Street, Kampung
Baru District, Medan Maimun.
This zoo has taken a lot of
interest from the citizen. Around 1.000 visitors visited this zoo each
week ends. In working days, the number of visitors is about 150
visitors every time days. One of them was the Sumatran Tiger or
Panthera Tigris Sumatrae, only founds in Sumatran Island. The Sumatran
tiger occupied in the low land forest, the mountainous and
semi-mountainous forest, and in the swamp forest in Sumatran Island.
is estimated that there is only 400 to 500 tigers sub species Panthera
tigris sumatrae that still inhabits in five of Indonesian wild life
gardens in the Sumatran island, and was approximately 250 tigers that
was maintained inside zoo worldwide. The Sumatran tiger had the darkest
color between all the sub-species of the tiger. His black pattern was
wide and closely patterned and occasionally doubled. The Sumatran tiger
are different with the Siberian tiger with the striped front leg. The
Sumatran tiger was the smallest tiger in the sub-species of the tiger.
The Sumatran tiger male had 2.4 meters (8 foot) long from head to tail
weighted 120 kilogram (264 pounds) with the height 90 centimeters. The
Sumatran tiger female also measuring 2.2 meters (7 foot) long weighted
900 (198 pounds).