TNWK Tourism Destination and Conservation of Sumatran Elephants in Lampung - inphedia.id

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TNWK Tourism Destination and Conservation of Sumatran Elephants in Lampung



INPHEDIA.ID - Way Kambas National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Indonesia. Way Kambas National Park is one of the national parks in the country that focuses on training and protecting elephants, so the thing that must be seen in Way Kambas National Park is the elephant.

Way Kambas National Park is an elephant protection national park located in Lampung Province, Indonesia, precisely in Labuhan Ratu District, East Lampung Regency. Aside from Way Kambas, the elephant school (Elephant Training Center) can also be found in Minas, Riau. Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) that live in this region are decreasing in number.

Way Kambas National Park was established in 1985 and is the first elephant school in the country. With the initial name the Elephant Training Center (PLG) later changed to the Elephant Conservation Center (PKG) which is expected to be an elephant conservation center in taming, training, breeding and conservation.



Until now, this PKG has trained around 300 elephants that have been distributed throughout the country. In Way Kambas, there is also the International Rhino Foundation, which is tasked with protecting the rhino species from endangering.

Way Kambas National Park is located about 2 hours drive from Bandar Lampung City, the capital of Lampung Province. Besides elephants, Way Kambas National Park also protects some endangered animals, such as the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino.

To enter this area, you must obtain a permit which can be obtained at the entrance gate of Way Kambas National Park. Here, you can see a variety of elephant shows, for example elephant football, elephant riding, and others.

In the Way Kambas National Park, the Way Kambas Festival is usually held every year, which consists of various activities, ranging from the adventurous trail on Way Kambas, running 10 kilometers away, exploring by bicycle, photography competition, to culinary.

Most seized many participants was running in the Way Kambas jungle. The runners will cross the Way Kambas forest accompanied by smart elephants from the national park. The festival is usually held on the second week of November each year. Not only adding to the annual festival list, the Way Kambas Festival is expected to increase the prestige of the national park. (PSW.IND / ENG / *)

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