Helloindonesia.id -Sumatran elephants have long been an inseparable part of the people of the island of Sumatra. Even in the past, elephants were used to strengthen the army during the imperial era. But then, the destruction of nature and wild hunting made the population of animals named Latin Elephas maximus sumateraensis shrink. The existence of the Elephant Conservation Center (PKG) in Way Kambas National Park is important. For preventing the extinction of Sumatran elephants.
PKG Way Kambas National Park is an educational tourist attraction that is open to the wider community. Here, visitors can learn about the life of Sumatran elephants. And preservation efforts that need to be done to prevent their extinction. On the other hand, the existence of PKG in Way Kambas National Park became an ecotourism vehicle. That entertained the general public. While seeing the agile attractions of these elephants, the public was invited to participate in preserving wildlife.
At PKG Way Kambas National Park, visitors are presented with a variety of charming attractions from trained elephants that are routinely displayed every weekend. Attractions displayed by the elephants include saluting the audience, holding ceremonies and raising flags, dancing, playing soccer, and various other interesting attractions. Visitors can also experience the experience of riding the elephants to get around for a moment or take a tour for 30 minutes to 1 hour drive to the habitat of wild elephants in the Way Kambas National Park area.
Aside from being an object of ecotourism, PKG also functions as a means of breeding elephants to reduce the shrinking of their population. In addition, PKG is also seeking the return of domesticated elephants to their wild habitat. Now, there are only 20-40 elephants in Way Kambas National Park which remain in the cage, while the rest are allowed to live in the wild. At present, the total population of Sumatran elephants in Way Kambas National Park is estimated at around 200.
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