“Dan di antara hewan ternak itu ada yang dijadikan untuk pengangkutan dan ada yang untuk disembelih. Makanlah dari rejeki yang telah diberikan Allah kepadamu, dan janganlah kamu mengikuti langkah – langkah setan. Sesungguhnya setan itu musuh yang nyata bagimu.” (Q.s. Al-An’am ayat 142)


Pandemic of covid-19 is not predicted by every country in the world. Every sector in business is affected by this pandemic, including conservation institutions. Their income decreases drastically while they need to feed the animals. We really concern about this matter. As our first investigation, we find out the global issue through the internet. We find that the article from the Jakarta Post interesting to be further discussed.


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Our ongoing investigation

From the article that we have read and the videos we have watched, we discover that conservation institutions, indeed, need a help. They run out of money to feed their animals because they can’t sell tickets due to the government’s regulation which instruct them to be closed.

Actually, they have done some efforts to overcome the problems such as reducing foods for carnivores, and asking the government to lend a helping hand, and making donation.

This is the reflection of the information we discovered. We made a mind-map to determine the next steps of our exhibition process .

But, in the article we can’t find any statement which explains about how far the government helps. So, we come up with the following questions for our next investigation:

1. What does the government do for helping the conservation institutions?

2. Do people care about the animals during this pandemic?

3. How can we help the conservation institutions to survive?


It is essential for us to recall what we have learned in the previous academic years. By doing this, we are able to connect our prior knowledge with our current learning. This activity helps us become long-life learners.

Our Previous Learning

Our Exhibition Timeline

We plan what we have to do and what we will do by making an exhibition timeline. It can make us stay on track during the process.

For the first 3 weeks, we are brainstormed, discover the global issue, and determine what we will focus on.

After deciding the main issue, we interview the experts to get more knowledge about the problem that has been raising among the Indonesian citizens.

When we think we have enough information, we do a social experiment to decide the proper action in the end of this exhibition process.

Our Collaborative Meetings


We can’t just rely on searching for the information from online media. We need to confirm to the experts that the information we have got is eligible. So, we decide to contact PKBSI (Perhimpunan Kebun Binatang Se-Indonesia) and Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Virtual Interview with PKBSI

(Persatuan Kebun Binatang Se-Indonesia)

Our interview with Mr. Rahmat Shah.
Our reflection after interviewing PKBSI

PKBSI is a non-governmental organization. It was built by the owners of zoo all over Indonesia to organize and supervise their management.

We search for the information about how the pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted the zoos. We find out that private zoos has been affected by the pandemic the most. They have to close the zoos which make their income diminish drastically. That’s why PKBSI initiates to raise fund to help them survive. They need to take a good care of the animals well-being including for food, medication, and veterinarians.

Fortunately, our government has spared budget for funding state zoos during the pandemic.

You can watch our interview through the following link:


Virtual Interview with Ministry of Environment and Forestry

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To delve deeper, we interview the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. We absorb many information. We need to make some important points from our interview:

  1. There are two kinds of conservation institutions. The first one is ex-situ. It is made for public needs such as education and entertainment. We can easily find it around us such as zoo, Taman Safari, and zoo museums. The second is in-situ. This is made for conserving the animals in their natural habitats.
  2. Drh. Indra Exploitasia confirms that our government has made some new policies to help them. This ministry collaborates with Ministry of Finance by reducing taxable income.
  3. She also suggests us not to believe in the news about animals suffering from hunger. We need to confirm what we have seen to the ministry.
  4. Actually, the lack of visitors at the zoo makes the animals relaxed. They can breed easily. For detail interview, you can take a look at our video on the following link:


We use six thinking hats by Edward de Bono as our reflection.


We have enough knowledge from PKBSI and Ministry of Environment and Forestry, especially about the real problem which needs to be solved right away. Therefore, we do a social experiment by interviewing people about how much they care about the animals.

The Questionnaire


After converting data of our experiment, we agree to do some actions. We have 3 ideas. They are making a campaign video, selling mugs, and creating posters.

Our Poster
Our Poster

Our Mugs

We involve public figure, politicians, entrepreneurs, designers, and animals lover in our campaign video.

In our video, we educate people about how important the animals in our lives. By creating this video, we hope that more people want to donate for PKBSI.

Eventually, we share what we have learned by presenting our knowledge in front of our head of school.

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