ILMA PAGIA FAUZIA. Management of Sumatran Tiger Welfare and its Benefit as One of Animals Attraction in Bandung Zoo, West Java. Supervised by BURHANUDDIN MASY’UD and RESTI MEILANI.
Zoo is one of ex-situ conservation institutions that should pay attention to the welfare of animals. Zoo also has a function as recreational and educational. The purposes of this study were to identify the management of the welfare of Sumatran tigers in Bandung Zoo in relation to the principle of welfare, to measure the level of welfare of tigers in Bandung Zoo, to identify visitor's perception of the condition of tigers as wildlife exhibition (tourism) in Bandung Zoo, and to arrange management recommendations for tiger as exhibit in Bandung zoo. The results showed that the management of tiger at Bandung Zoo consisted of three main activities, freedom of natural behavior, the cage and health management. The welfare of tiger at Bandung Zoo were included in the sufficient to good category. Management of welfare, animal support facilities, and tourism support facilities at Bandung zoo are still need tape improved.
Keywords: Bandung zoo, tourism, sumatran tiger
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