Zoo Negara / National Zoo ~ Places to Visit in Kuala
Set amidst thick
foliage, in Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Zoo Negara or National Zoo, is a must-visit place,
especially for tourists.
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 Childrens World and the young ones can
even pet these animals.
Panda Conservation Centre
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.
Visitors normally gather 15 minutes before the shows 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.
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.
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