Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fun with Kids: Zoo Negara Malaysia

Zoo Negara is Malaysia's national zoo located in Hulu Kelang in Selangor, 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. The first local zoo in Malaysia, it was officially opened in 1963 (wow 50 years!). Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land and has over 5137 specimen from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Over the years, the zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.


This is a great place to bring your kids for a fun, educational day. The zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Entry is RM30 for adult with MyKad (RM50 without) and RM6 for kids 3-12 years old with MyKid (RM20 without). It is advisable to come earlier as it can get very hot in the afternoon. Pack a hat and lots of water/juices for yourself and your kids.


In the zoo, you can hop on the tram ride if you like (buggy) which will bring you around the zoo for a fee. You can check out the showtimes via this link before you go. But the normal show times would be at 11.00am and 3.00pm everyday except Friday which has only one show at 3.30 pm.

Baby C enjoyed her time at the zoo very much, the animals she sees in cartoons and books have come alive such as the long necked giraffe, the big elephant, and the mighty lion.

Giraffe

Does my bum look big in this?




Savannah Walk, the largest open concept exhibit in the zoo, is a home shared by a variety of African animals like Sable antelopes, Scimatar horned oryx, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, and white rhinoceroses.

The three Malaysian elephants - Siti (female), Sibol (female) and Teriang (male) which originally come from Pahang are currently in their late twenties/ early thirties.


The Tunku Abdul Rahman lake which sits in the middle of Zoo Negara is home to over 300 free-roaming birds - painted storks, ibises, egrets, swans and pelicans. Feeding time is at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Monkeys!





Tiger




African lions - look daddy, it's the Lion King!

Flamingos

Tapir


Horses


Bull fight!


Two species of hippopotamus can be found here; Nile Hippopotamus and Pygmy hippopotamus.



Time to watch a show at the amphitheatre - see the seals and macaw




Price: RM30 for adult with MyKad (RM50 without) and RM6 for kids 3-12 years old with MyKid (RM20 without)

Address:  Zoo Negara, Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: +603-4108 3422/7/8

GPS Coordinates: 3.20869,101.758651

12 comments:

  1. Ahh...Zoo Negara looks cleaner!
    Savannah Walk looks nice...animals can roam freely. ;-)

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  2. I haven't been there for the longest time!

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  3. Hi Baby Sumo, nice pictures. The giraffe bum look sexy. LOL

    Have a nice day.

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  4. i have a confession to make... i've never been to zoo negara. How sad but i heard there's lesser animals now that's why there's so much space for them to roam :P

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  5. Been there a few times...long ago. Been to the Bird Park. They say it's very nice...

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  6. Been there 2 years ago, the ticket charges is a bit expensive I think~~

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  7. great animal pics! you really captured them nicely :D

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  8. I didnt know the ticket price is so expensive now. It has been ages since the last time I went. Planning to bring the kids there during this school holidays

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  9. The last time my family went to Zoo Negara was perhaps almost 6 years ago!

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  10. Yen, long time i didn't been to Zoo Negara. It looks great and difference from last time;)

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  11. It was so much fun to witness a virtual tour of the Zoo!! Must take my daughter to one very soon!

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  12. Nice and interesting place for kids and adults alike to visit :)

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