Le Royaume de Ganesha
The animals of Ganesha
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
This world's activitiesYour pass for the price of
2 tickets !
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
Animals of Ganesha
White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info
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