The ‘Elephant Safari Park’ at Taro, would like to disassociate itself from any other ‘elephant operator’ in Bali. The recent elephant related accident involving an Australian woman did not take place at our Elephant Park, but rather at a rafting company in Klungkung that has a small amount of elephants. The ‘Elephant Safari Park’ management would like to categorically state that the two elephant camps in Bali have no business relationship with this company and they cannot make claim to being an Elephant Safari Park of similar quality.
The ‘Elephant Safari Park’ is a major tourist development that has invested many millions of dollars to build a ‘world class’ elephant rescue centre at Taro, north of Ubud. The park includes infrastructure to protect both the elephants and guests alike and the management has implemented numerous procedures and controls for this purpose.
The Elephant Safari Park at Taro is situated on three hectares of landscaped gardens and surrounded by government forest, that is used for elephant safaris. Apart from there being a large area dedicated to the elephants, including a newly developed breeding area, the park also has an elephant museum and information centre, a five star 250 seat restaurant, show arena, large elephant related gift shop and a soon to be opened 25 room hotel, to be named ‘The Safari Park Lodge’. It has been praised as ‘the best Elephant Park in the world’ by such people as the late ‘Steve Irwin’ and is a member of the World Zoological Association. The Elephant Safari Park is fully licensed and approved by the Indonesian Government to care for the 27 elephants that currently reside at the park.
We would like to assure guests, that not only is every precaution taken to protect them when they visit the ‘Elephant Safari Park’, but that the elephants in our care are also protected and are not exploited by allowing guests to do dangerous or stupid things with the elephants for ‘photo shots’ that may result in an accident that could normally be avoided.
Elephant Safari Park - Taro