Taman Safari Indonesia is under suspicion of involvement in the illegal trade of protected animals by obscuring the origins of these animals as well as functioning as a shelter and captive breeding site. There is evidence that animals were purchased by an official at the conservation institution from a network of traders apprehended by the police.
SIX birds were kept, each in a one-square-meter steel cage: a brahminy kite, a yellow-crested cockatoo, a Nicobar pigeon, a Papuan parrot, a black-capped lory, and a golden-mantled racket-tail. An additional two civets were placed in separate cages. Their sounds fused with those of over a dozen other animals, such as gibbons and other birds, at Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java.
On Tuesday, January 15, the National Police Crimi...