The animals of Ganesha

Le Royaume de Ganesha

The animals of Ganesha

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This is where the White Tailed Porcupine lives

They are found over wide parts of SW Asia, up to Sri Lanka, yet they distinguishes themselves from all other types of hystricidae (porcupines of the Ancient World) with their enormously long spines and a brush-shaped tail. The erethizontidae are their American equivalents. Porcupines do not really favour light as they are mostly nocturnal. As a result they are often hit by cars as they are nearly invisible until it is too late and they can only move at a top speed of 2 km/h.

The archipelago is represented in 3 birdhouses

The Papuan Hornbill populates the first aviary and, as all of itsis cousins, it is a symbol of loyalty in the Asian culture because of its lifestyle and how it acts when widowed. Their reproductive ritual is for instance very tender as the female is pampered with all kinds of goodies during the mating season. The incubation period is set in a plush nest in a protected tree cavity where the female does not need to do anything other than take care of the nest for a period of 4 months. The male provides room service during this time.

The Bali Starling is the second guest and this beautiful bird is also the emblem of Bali, Jalak Bali. Its beauty (snow white, black tipped wings and tail, bright blue eye patch) led to intense hunting and illegal trade. The wild population was reduced to no more than a few dozen birds, mainly in the Bali Barat Park. The EEP program is very much involved in the global reproduction and local reintroduction, as well Pairi Daiza.

At the third aviary is you find yourself face to face with the enemy of the Javanese rice farmer, the rice bird. The large colonies in the trees that bordered the rice terraces were a thorn in the side of the agricultural sector; reason enough to eradicate them en masse;their current numbers are pitifully low.

The home of the macaques

They are sensational, their pitch black fur, their impressive canines and most of all their crest, the silhouette is incomparable. In Sulawesi, the original habitat, this type is fiercely endangered, a small group in a National Park in the north of the island are the only surviving ones in the wild . The EEP program is closely involved in global reproduction, as well as in Pairi Daiza.

The animals of Ganesha in image

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Pool of the Holy Elephants

Pool of the Holy Elephants

Exploration of the Kingdom of Ganesha starts here and we will return to the central stairway later on. More info

Large Balinese temple

Large Balinese temple

From the Mules of Boma More info

Flower Temple

Flower Temple

Higher, higher still, the view is breathtaking, the experience unique. More info

Timor village

Timor village

The Timor village, a traditional stilt village, is a universe in itself. More info

Asian elephant

Asian elephant

The elephant, a miracle More info

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

The incantation based on the Balinese rice fields. More info

Animals of Ganesha

Animals of Ganesha

White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info

The artist's house

The artist's house

The house with the colonnade, the artist's home. More info

Ogoh-ogoh

Ogoh-ogoh

Music and dances from Bali, prayers, sacrifices, processions... This unique spectacle will play out on 6May right on front of visitors to PairiDaiza More info

The white tigers

The white tigers

Two white tigers in a new temple More info

the Orang-utans

the Orang-utans

The Orang-utans of Pairi Daiza More info