zoo in Yogyakarta. Contains various species from around the world, such as orangutans, Asian elephants, chimpanzees, tigers, and so on. Gembira Loka Zoo is the main attraction for Yogyakarta tourists. Happy Loka Zoo was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook the city of Yogyakarta in 2006. However, after being renovated Gembira Loka Zoo was still sought after by tourists.
Loka means place, happy, happy. Syahdan, almost half a century ago Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX embodied the wishes of his predecessor to develop the ‘Bonraja’ place to maintain the kelangenan raja animal as a public animal. So Gembira Loka was established on an area of 20 ha, half of which was in the form of protected forest. There are more than 100 species of animals, including 61 species of flora.
It is located in the Gajah Wong river basin. Access to Gembira Loka is very easy with city transportation and vehicles. At first it began with a number of leopard animals that were captured by local residents for disturbing the village and partly from the slopes of Merapi whose forests were burned by hot clouds.