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Zoo Negara / National Zoo ~ Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur
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Set amidst thick foliage, in Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Zoo Negara or National Zoo, is a must-visit place, especially for tourists.

Located about which is about 13 km away from the city of Kuala Lumpur, the zoo now has a total of over 5000 animal from over 450 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians from all over the world.


As you walk into the zoo, you will see a photo corner with mascots greet visitors. A brochure is also available for RM1, with a amp and details of the zoo.

Animals at the zoo are exhibited according to their group type such as at Amphibian World, Reptile House, Bird Aviary, Mammal Kingdom, Butterfly Garden and Ape Centre.

There are also stand-alone exhibits showcasing animals such as the Malayan tiger, elephant, giraffe, hyena, flamingo, tapir, bear, emu and kangaroo. Visitors also have a chance to get up close with animals like the Ankoli Cattle as well as the Milky Stork which move freely.

Among some of the arrivals here, are Black and White Ruffed Lemur and White Bengal Tiger. Other animals such as ostriches, giraffes, zebras, sable antelopes, Scimitar-Horned Onyx and rhinoceros. As also roam The Savannah area and visitors can watch them from nearby huts.

Rabbits, deer, goats, and miniature horses can be seen at the Children’s World and the young ones can even pet these animals.
 

Giant Panda Conservation Centre
The latest superstars to  arrive, the Giant Pandas from China, have been keeping visitors entertained with their antics.

The male panda is named Xing Xing while the female is Liang Liang.

The 1.6ha panda complex has enclosures with steep terrain, wooden playgrounds and ice blocks that mimic their natural environment.

Information boards on panda-related facts adorn the bamboo walkway inside the cool and comfortable air-conditioned centre.

The Malaysian and Chinese governments signed a deal for Feng Yi and Fu Wa to be loaned to Malaysia for 10 years.


Multi-Animal Show

The main attraction is the multi-animal show at 11am and 3pm daily (except for Friday with one show at 3.30pm) at the Zoo Amphitheatre.

Visitors normally gather 15 minutes before the show’s start to catch a glimpse of the animals performing.

The well-trained seals, with their ball-handling talent and quirky antics like clapping their flappers, were a crowd pleaser. Bearcats, also known as Binturong, showed off their amazing skills, especially using their tails.


Trams
If you have small children and prefer not to walk too much, there are trams that you can take.

The tram will take you round the zoo where it will stop halfway for you to get down and walk around.

You can take the next tram once you are ready to go back to the starting point.


The zoo operates daily from 9am to 5pm and the last admission is at 4pm.

Admission
Malaysian - s RM 30 for adults / RM 10 for children / RM 15 for senior citizens.
Foreigners - RM 50 for adults / RM 25 for children
To see the pandas, Malaysians pay an additional RM 20 (adult) and RM 10 (children and senior citizen) while foreigners pay RM 30 (adult) and RM 15 (children).
For Updates Check-out Their > Website.


Best Way to Visit - Half Day National Zoo & Aquaria Tour
An educational tour allows is a great outing for the family and couples alike.


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•  BATU CAVES  •  SELANGOR PEWTER  •  SUNWAY LAGOON  •  NATIONAL ZOO
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