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Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
Phone Number: +603-41083422/7/8
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Zoo Negara features about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals...
The Zoo Negara features about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. Of these, the majority are fish and bird species while about a hundred are mammals and the reptiles. The National Zoo is situated 13 km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Its aquarium "Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium" is a very popular attraction. It displays over 80 species of aquatic animals, both marine and freshwater, including invertebrates.
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My family of 5 (children 4, 8, 11yrs) visited on Sunday May 31, 2015. Weather was perfect and the crowds were tolerable. The zoo on the other hand was a bit of a disappointment... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The zoo is not that big but they have all kind of animals! Have spend more than 5hours in here and everything is good, except is really hot but this is malaysia... I guess is hot in everywhere :p

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neustadt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family of 5 (children 4, 8, 11yrs) visited on Sunday May 31, 2015. Weather was perfect and the crowds were tolerable. The zoo on the other hand was a bit of a disappointment. That being said, I've been to some of the best zoos in the world and this zoo just can't compete. It is a very large complex... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went to the zoo last week - The animals were kept in pens not adequate for their size. Some animals looked stressed, which was sad. The maps they provide and maps on signs around park are different, making it difficult to navigate. The smell was unlike anything I've smelt before- animal enclosures don't seem to be maintained very well. I... More 

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Batu Caves, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nothing seems to attract me nor the kids. The animal there was so passive and the environment was hot and not so clean when i go there. Food is terrifically expensive. Show at 3pm was terribly a horror..there's no space to sit and people will like jumping over your head to get closer to the stage.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The experience at Zoo Negara was one of the best i had in a long time. visiting the place with my wife kids and parents it was just too breath-taking. They have a baggi service which gets you around the zoo showing the animals and then drops you off at a point from where you can explore the zoo and... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A morning well spent. The zoo has undergone some massive upgrades and looks very clean and spacious. You'll be in very close proximity with the animals, feels like a walk in a wild safari park. The panda exhibit is a new attraction and is quite interesting. The only nuisance is the Zoo staff forcing you to take photos with cardboard... More 

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Damansara, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My first time going to zoo negara, first impressions, the zoo is huge, and you will get tired walking the whole round, even worst when the weather is hot! Some of the animals look bad though, either old or underfed (camels,cattle).

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Malaysia Zoo, also called National Zoo is run by the Malaysian Zoological Society and is a bit outside Kuala Lumpur.It has more than 400 Species of Mammals. It is a bit away from Kuala Lumpur, so you have to take the Rapid Kl LRT to the Wandsa Maju Station .Outside the Station here are Taxis and it takes 10 ringits... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was made to learn that the zoo have undergone some major upgrades and still more to come, as part of their vision to meet the minimum standard as a world class zoo. In this part of the world i feel that Zoo Negara is among the best in the region. It came a long way and have undergone many... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The zoo seem to has undergone lots of upgrade, especially the areas the patrons walks. However the the area where the animals are such as its cage are poorly maintained. The animals seem to be poorly taken care. Requires improvement. Nevertheless, kids will enjoy this place.

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