The three tree kangaroos that were confiscated are set to be relocated to Taman Safari Indonesia zoo in West Java.
Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Protection, Satyawan Pudyatmoko, has proposed the plan for the animal’s relocation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reason behind relocating the confiscated tree kangaroos?
The motive behind moving these animals from eastern Indonesia is to enhance their genetic diversity, according to the Director General of KSDAE.
The three tree kangaroos are of pure genetics and have been directly transported from their natural habitat. However, many tree kangaroos in Indonesian safari parks are no longer pure due to excessive breeding and mating.
Therefore, transferring these wildlife animals aims to purify and improve their genetic makeup.
Will other animals also be relocated?
Yes, besides the kangaroos, numerous other animals are scheduled for relocation. They possess benign characteristics and behavior, making them unsuitable for release into their natural habitat.
What is the current status of the confiscated kangaroos?
Out of the initially confiscated kangaroos, only three remain. Unfortunately, four other animals have passed away due to illness and poor health conditions.
However, the three remaining kangaroos are in good health and well-being within the rehabilitation cage, Kebun Sengkeh, Ambon City.
Are these animals receiving necessary care?
Absolutely, the animals are well taken care of and provided with proper food and essential vitamins as required.
These kangaroos are in good condition and awaiting recommendations from West Java BKSDA regarding their relocation plans.