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Zoo Negara

746 Reviews

Zoo Negara

746 Reviews
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Abdulmohsin wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions
Very natural, large spaces and lots of animal varieties!! Loved it and I’ll visit it again in my next trip to malaysia insha’allah ♥️
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Date of experience: September 2020
Nayana Malar wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip was good for kids but overall zoo facilities can be improved. The zoo not properly managed, butterfly garden with only one butterfly, bee place with run down displays etc. And be early bird if want to watch the show as only limited 200 people allowed. I hope all the donations given to zoo by some well known organisations recently will be used for zoo's improvement.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Wildlife wrote a review Sep 2020
24 contributions2 helpful votes
My last visit at the zoo was around November last year. I also visited once earlier that year. To be completely honest, I am utterly embarrassed by the horrendous state that it was in. There is nothing world-class about it aside from the notoriety of keeping animals in undersized concrete walls and rusty cages. Only very few animals get to enjoy sanitized, free-flowing water, such as the giant pandas, penguins, and perhaps some of the freshwater fish. I had witnessed with my own eyes how these poor elephants were forced to skim off their own feces just to drink, and to think that this is a zoo inspires to become a world-class facility only makes me question the very ethos that it is based on. It was not a coincidence that the water ways in all other exhibits were equally murky and polluted. Aside from the obvious lack of care and a complete disregard in animal welfare for a majority of the species, this place is also loaded with safety hazards for its employees, visitors and the resident animals. I have taken multiple photographic evidences on several badly fractured roofs (there are major holes on them) that could inflict serious injuries should they fall. The hippo enclosure beside the wooden bridge was also connected to the visitor paths. That is not a problem until you realize the spaces between the green horizontal poles that were used to fence the hippos in were so wide that a fully grown adult could easily fit through them, and there were no other barriers to prevent anyone from going through the poles. I am actually very baffled by the fact that it never did occur to anyone in the management team of Zoo Negara, or even the engineer who so cleverly designed the exhibit that a child could easily enter the exhibit and be seriously hurt. It is almost infuriating to learn the management's lack of common sense and the absurd level of incompetency in running the place. Take a closer look at the "Bee Museum". This place features crumbling bee and wasp taxidermies that were HEAVILY infested by molds, alongside with VERY BADLY damaged taxidermy shelves that were literally rotten and falling apart. The bee houses were also EXTREMELY run down, much like the rotten roofs that could fall down any time. No words can be used to describe the horror that I have witnessed that day. As a drastic contrast, store booths within the Bee Museums were very well-taken care of. This only highlights how financially driven the zoo has become. I have taken lots of pictures to remind me never to provide the zoo with any forms of financial support until the root of the problem is solved and that is, to fire all the incompetent people who would allow such horror to endure. Two rusted, moldy pipes were found in the giant tortoises' barren hell hole. Once again, I could not fathom out the reason to not treat these as safety hazards. Perhaps it is because no giant tortoise has been badly cut and then die from an infection just yet. I think what the zoo really needs are competent leaders who would observe proper conducts when managing these facilities. It also needs staff who are knowledgeable in functional zoo management practices and have a genuine regards towards maintaining the welfare of animals being kept in captivity.
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Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Wan M Luqman W wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur1 contribution2 helpful votes
Dear Zoo Negara. Do us a favor and close down this zoo for good. It is an embarrassment for the country
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
waget wrote a review Jun 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia379 contributions147 helpful votes
Visited last Thursday, 25th June with my young daughter. They have all the SOP's for COVID 19. However, as you enter the zoo, they have the photographers who insist on you posing and insist on you going to the right so that you will pass thru the photos area ... this is really annoying! You go to a zoo to see animals and not take photo with backgrounds!!! About the animals, the tiger was skinny and was seen eating twigs. The lion and lioness were skinny as well. The elephants were happy in the water as well as the hippos. The pandas are always sleeping (we visited the Thailand Zoo and their pandas are more active!) About the show, conducted in Malay even if there are foreigners in the crowd. There was a short stint with the parrots and the sealion. The cafes within the zoo ... nothing but junk food. There are birds out of their cages which is fine but we saw them eating from the trash bins and they loitered the trash as well. The reptiles area was closed when we went before and it still is.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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