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Address: Hulu Kelang, Kuala Lumpur 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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Good for human, bad for the animal

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW 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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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had high expectations for this zoo, already having done months of research and finding out extra background info. They are constantly changing, and moving forward! Just a few years ago the elephants were performing and giving rides. Now those elephants are living life in a brand new natural enclosure and no longer "entertaining". Almost all of the enclosures looked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews here, I was prepared for disappointment but the zoo visit was great! We got there early at opening time before it got too hot and busy and spent at least 4 hours there. Definitely worth paying extra to see the pandas if you haven't before. We did get a bit bitten by mozzies despite wearing repellant so... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well basically we came here with no expectations at all as we are not too sure what is to be expected in the zoo. For starters, as a local, the price to enter the zoo with the panda viewing session included would cost a high of RM54! The price would be even higher for tourists! For paying such an exorbitant... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you plan to go, you should get there early in the morning so it will not pack with car trying to find parking and the que for ticked will not be that long. Other than that, the zoo still best zoo in malaysia. A lot of thing has change, my son really enjoyed there. Even I still enjoyed going... More 

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Bsb
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was in KL with the family for the school holidays and one of the places I brought them is the Zoo Negara Kuala Lumpur. Although the entrance fees are quite fair, when we went in, we didn't expect the area to be really huge. For those who does not like to walk, you can take the Tram at the... More 

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Shiraz
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It is a good experience to visit animals specially two pandas from china. For visiting panda you should pay 30 RM. Go there early in the morning because the zoo closes at 4:30 p.m and if you go there may be run out of time to see all the animals. The interesting part was that during our visit most animals... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

1. My perspective; I, (a 70 year old world traveler and visitor of many zoos), a 45 year old male friend, and his 11 year old son visited the zoo on March 17/15. We visited mostly for the pleasure of the young boy, expecting him to see the flora and fauna of Malaysia and experience what our Lonely Planet travel... More 

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Victoria, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My fiance and my family decided to take a trip to the Zoo. When we arrived we paid to enter the zoo. There are variety of animals, like; monkeys, pony, giraffe, penguin, tortoise, birds, lions, cheetah, panda. We get the chance to see when they were feeding the panda. But it was a shame that we didn't got the chance... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

this place very fantastic for young children, but because of bigness kids become so tired! this place is very warm and humid!

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