Attraction Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, | Bandar Putra Permai, Sri Kembangan 43300, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Farm In The City is special ?
Farm in the City is the place for visitors who want to enjoy a non-traditional zoo experience. It is located out in Seri Kembangan (along the Damansara Puchong highway) and it is great for people who want to escape the urban jungle and see some unusual animals up close and personal.
Combining a nature conservation park and zoo, Farm in the City features family-friendly attractions mimicking the settings of a traditional Malaysian village. There's a fruit orchard and animal farm which houses various species including birds, reptiles, monkeys, rabbits, prairie dogs, fennec foxes (pictured) and more. Like a petting zoo, the animals are free-roaming in spacious enclosures that somehow resemble their natural habitat, and visitors are free to pet the animals. Various educational programs themed on conservation and preservation are also available.
What to explore at Farm In The City?
An ideal venue for lovers of the great outdoors, Farm in the City is divided into several sections including a reptile corner, koi pond and bird aviary. There is a turtle and tortoise section which is home to about five different types of these hard-shell reptiles: meanwhile, the snake sanctuary has rows of the slithering creatures housed in tanks. You will see no shortage of flora at this park, but the real superstars at the farm are the animals, ranging from peacocks, geese and iguanas to marmosets, deer and bunnies.
Some of the rare animals you can see here include a crusty-looking dinosaur turtle (which looks like a giant leatherback turtle) and a crow with snow white plumage. One of the great things about this park is that you can really interact with the animals – from snapping a picture of you ‘riding’ (translation: hovering over) a giant tortoise to feeding a deer from the palm of your hand.
Farm in the City is beautifully landscaped and there is even a section where kids can go inside the rabbit and guinea pigs enclosure and play with them: all in all, it is an awesome experience. It is a better place to take your kids to see animals than Zoo Negara (which has seen better days), and the park’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish are well taken care of, which of course, will make this place infinitely-pleasing to animal lovers.
- “Interesting place to visit with your child!”
- “Fun Animal Farm”
- “Great place for children”
- “Really a farm in the city”
- “Great little 'mini-zoo' near KL”
Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, | Bandar Putra Permai, Sri Kembangan 43300, Malaysia
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THE GOOOOODS!!! 1. location close by (by KL or Klang Valley standard) 2. free animal feeds provided 3. visitors are allowed to touch the animals (at your own risk!) - well, it's a petting zoo 4. children are happy & excited - that's what important 5. can bring along outside foods THE BAAAAAADS!!! 1. pricey entrance fee 2. only 2 ticketing counters opened - during school holidays! The results were very long and slow-moving queues and cranky little children (& grumpy parents too) 2. if you bought the family package, the pony ride fee is not refundable if you're not allowed to ride the pony for any reasons - in our case, the ponies were tired because they were too many visitors, poor ponies! 3. foods/drinks are expensive 4. the place can be very crowded and get very warm, especially during school holidays 5. limited parking space Visited June 2015
I was looking on the internet for someplace to go during the school holidays with my 6 years old kid and somehow ended up in this page. A mini zoo in Seri Kembangan?? Well, I did not expect that and we planned to visit this place the next morning. The first thing we got to see was the huge tortoise and there were 3 of them and you can actually feed them. The workers there will provide some vegetables to feed them. FOC and Unlimited. hehe. There are quite a few animals and birds all in the open space where you can pat them and feed them as well. Pony ride is available but only for family package (2 adults and 2 kids). But, the kind workers there allowed to take picture on the pony(without the ride) if you dont have family package. My 6 years old son really enjoyed the place and worth visiting. The ticket was a bit pricey, though. RM32 for Malaysian adults and RM27 for Malaysian kids. And the turtle tanks definitely needs cleaning.
It would be great if the care takers are actually more willing to care for the animals.. some animals are not well groom..balding..wet..dirty.. its abit hard to touch the animals especially for kids.