Attraction Jalan Ulu Kelang, Kemensah Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia Published on: 14-04-2016
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Why Zoo Negara is special ?
Zoo Negara, or the National Zoo was officially opened on 14 November 1963 by the country's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The park is managed by a non-governmental organisation known as the Malaysian Zoological Society. For funding, Zoo Negara relies on gate collections and on support from donors and sponsors.
Zoo Negara is home to 5137 animals of 459 different species. Over the years, the zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.
How to get to Zoo Negara?
By Light Rail Transit System (LRT) :
- Alight at Wangsa Maju Station, Kelana Jaya Line
- Board a taxi to Zoo Negara
By Bus :
- Metrobus number 16 from Central Market, KL
- Rapid KL number U34 from Putra LRT Station, Wangsamaju, KL
- Rapid KL number U23 from Titiwangsa Station, KL
- Very nice place to visit with family
- Perfect getaway for kids
- Good place for family and kids
- Great zoo in a serene and scenic location
- Very educative and impressive for kids
Jalan Ulu Kelang, Kemensah Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
Tips for you
I went to the zoo negara with my fellow friends. There were 6 of us. Luckily there is discount price of 15% for the ticket for Bonuslink card holder. We also buy the ticket for Panda. We go on weekend (saturday). Carpark allocated but you need to pay the carpark fee. I don't remember the rate but we went there almost 5 hours and only need to pay RM7.50. The animals is well taken care of. I am so happy to see the cleanliness of the place. The place is huge so maybe you want to consider to wear sport shoes and casual wear as nowadays is hot weather. You can bring umbrella and hat as well. The price of the drinks and food inside is expensive. Maybe you can bring your own drinking water and snacks. Luckily during our visit to the panda centre, there were not so many people so we can be there as long as 1 hour. They are so adorable. Overall, not only kids enjoys the zoo. Adults too :)
This is Malaysia's National Zoo, where both kids and adults will have the best time seeing the thousands of animals. Don't miss the exhibits on Malaysian elephants, reptiles, and nocturnal.