On September 18, Audubon Zoo joined over 40 facilities on 4 continents in celebrating the first ever Action Indonesia Awareness Day! The day raised awareness for anoa, banteng, babirusa, and Sumatran tiger, and demonstrated the global,
collaborative nature of conservation.
Over 1200 guests at Audubon Zoo participated in Action Indonesia Day through a mixture of activities, games, and social media posts. Educator chats took place at the siamang, tomistoma, elephant, Moluccan cockatoo, babirusa, and tiger exhibits with special training sessions, feeds, and enrichment. During each chat, guests learned about the Action Indonesia GSMPs and the plight of Indonesian wildlife. Guests could also go on a journey with Indonesian Animal Passports. Passport holders visited special activity stations throughout the zoo to learn more about conservation issues facing Indonesian wildlife, the actions they can take to help, and to earn a stamp for their passport. Bambu Village was home to a selfie station where guests could take pictures for social media to show their support for Action Indonesia and help raise awareness, while those of a more artistic nature could color their own babirusa mask. Throughout the day, visitors riding the Swamp Train learned about Action Indonesia as the drivers pointed out animal and passport stations along the route.
Overall, the day was a success and we are proud to have participated in the inaugural Action Indonesia Day. Can’t wait for next year!