Covering 110 acres of land situated only 5 kilometres from the city of Kuala Lumpur, Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara is now 48 years old and has a total of over 5446 specimen from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Zoo Negara Malaysia
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Adults (13-59 years old) - RM20 (without MyKad: RM30)
Children (3-12 years old) - RM6 (without MyKid: RM15)
Senior (60+ years old) - RM6 (without MyKad: RM30)
NORMAL RATES (including Insect Zoo and Butterfly Park)
Adults (13-59 years old) - RM25 (without MyKad: RM35)
Children (3-12 years old) - RM9 (without MyKid: RM18)
Senior (60+ years old) - RM9 (without MyKad: RM35)
Our very own national zoo! I remembered how it was like when I first visited this place as a child.
To simply put it, I had lots of fun here. The place was huge enough for an overly active child like me. Lot's of places to run around and sadly, I also remembered getting lost several times, luckily, I borrowed a phone from my sister in case I went missing.
One of my favorite displays at that time was the penguins. Although not in their natural habitat, those creatures are just adorable. I remembered the flock of penguins chasing around a ray of light. The way they walk, it just warms my heart to see such a cute creature.
Besides that, I also get to see the majestic lion. However, it was smaller than I had expected. The tram ride was also pretty decent. However, I do wish that we had a tour guide or zoo guide who was more fun. The tour guide on duty during my visit had a pretty gloomy voice. What a way to ruin the tour!
Zoo Negara is a great spot to educate children on animals. To show them what animals look like in real life as opposed to those cartoons they're used to see. It may be a bit scary for the child at times but as long as you can show them that it is safe there, the child would be able to have fun there.
Once they've gained confidence, try teaching them how to feed the animals. And no, not the dangerous animals but simple ones like birds or goats. It would be the perfect place to go if it wasn't so dirty. It's pretty smelly sometimes but I assume that the smell came from the animals itself. Maybe a little cleaning would be able to do this place wonders.
This place is huge, big enough for you to venture and have a great walk looking at the animals. What I enjoy most are the giraffes. I had the chance the feed the birds and touch the snakes, even though I'm scared of reptiles. That's a wonderful experience for me.
Zoo Negara isn't that bad but it's not that great anyway. Animals are decent looking but in some parts, some are looking a bit sick it breaks my heart. Maybe they're lacking staffs to look after the animals but I dearly hope their welfare is well taken care of. Well, at least this sight is much better than the last time where the zoo looked so run down.
Kids will definitely enjoy this place as they can learn a lot about the animals and their habitats. As for adults, I personally think it's just decent. Improvements need to be done in order to keep this zoo up and running in good condition.
The condition of animals kept at the zoo has deteriorated to a frightful level over the past few years. I was very saddened to see the condition some animals were kept in. Many were kept in dirty cages which has not been cleaned for at least a month or so. One could see the dried stains of fecal matter and food material at the floor of the cage.
The animals had an amazing stench to them which can only be caused by sickness and I swear some of the animals were lying so still on the floor, you'd think they were dead. If their chest hadn't been moving from their breathing that is. The Star paper had made a huge report on it a few months ago and hopefully things have changed for the better for those poor animals by now
My first time of going to Zoo Negara was as a zoo volunteer. Over the past few years, all i know about zoo negara is that it has barely anything. So, as a zoo volunteer, it has given me an eye opening experience to be so close to animals that you can't find in Malaysia.
I was arranged to take care of giraffes. But I was only there for half-day, so, all the while, I was only working with the giraffes. We were given a break to rest and surprisingly, the canteen for staffs offer cheap food and they taste unexpectedly good as well (maybe i was too hungry). After the break, I manage to take a walk around Zoo Negara. All i can say about the animals are just they don't look exactly like those animals you see on TV screen.
The animals in zoo negara are dirty that their colours changed. The zebra that i saw had brown and black stripes. Surprisingly, there were quite a lot of visitors even on a weekday. I never knew about the rates but I would recommend that if you want to visit Zoo Negara, go and be a volunteer! More details regarding volunteering can be found in their official website. It's worth a try.
I been to Zoo Negara Malaysia at least 3 – 4 times but the most memorable trip will be the first time when I was a boy. It was my first time to see a real gigantic elephant right in front my own eyes. I was so excited because those animals that I saw on TV screen are right in front of my eyes. I saw the famous Orang Utan and waited for a roar from the tiger. I admit that it was not really well managed and maintained but it is a great place for children to learn about animals and they even have an area designed for children to have contact with some tamed animals.