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“Great for the kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Jalan Pintas Penampang | Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89500, Malaysia
088-765793
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Ranked #14 of 23 Attractions in Kota Kinabalu
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Hong Kong, China
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“Great for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Our kids loved Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Not so big but nicely done, friendly staff and fun entertainment for little children. They enjoyed riding the elephant.

Visited December 2012
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“Up close with the wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great experience there in Lok Kawi Park. Pretty up close with the wildlife there. Lively and can see the effort put in upkeeping the park. thumbs up.

Visited May 2012
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“Not the best in Malaysia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This wildlife park is ok if you want a kid friendly activity while in Kota Kinabalu but be sure to call and check the feeding times, animal shows or elephant rides as these occur at fixed times only. It is not stroller friendly as there are a number of stairs and it has no bathroom facilities yet.

No orangutans even though it was marked on the map and no rhinos either. The aviary was closed for maintenance so it was a less exciting trip for us. We saw lots of deers, a few bears, tigers, the elusive proboscis monkeys, snakes, turtles, alligators, otters, a few birds and elephants.

Only snacks and drinks are available so bring your own food. And be prepared to pay RM 100-120 for a taxi ride from the city. The driver will wait until you're ready to go.

There is also a botanical gardens adjoining it but we did not venture beyond the zoo area.

Overall, just an average visit.

Visited December 2012
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“No Orangutans!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We asked quite a few employees of our hotel and each swore blind there were Orangutans here....we get there and there are none....very disappointed....

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“Unique animals in sometimes small cages. Bring your own food. Surprisingly entertaining show. Small zoo.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Western tarsier and slow Loris! Saw pygmy elephants fight! Dramatic and funny show for a little place. Take a cab from the city and have him wait. Spent from 10 to 3 here. Enjoyable day despite lack of food options. Tram was broken and no Orangutan. Watch the show and the animal feedings starting at two. Do not pound on the glass and do not feed the animals human junk food!

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