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Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-4108 3422
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Nice place to hang out, though many difficulties, Price for foreign tourist seemed a little high to start with Some construction going on no proper signs or indications We... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a good place to visit with kids on one half day trip to kuala lumpur. Children will have a chance to look at the real animal and enjoy program provided by the zoo management

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Thank Lee C
Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo Negara was a pleasant surprise after reading all the negative reviews. It was clean, fun, good space for the animals, a good and Informational walk around and the panda observation centre was a nice touch! Friendly staff. Only drawback is that we can't feed the animals. Good if they sell food at the side of the animals to be... More 

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Thank chetty747
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a local and have been there tons of times when i was younger. My friend decided to drop by so i decided to bring him to relive our childhood moments but to our demise , the whole place was poorly maintained.The animals looked dirty and sad. Enclosures werent well maintained and cleanliness was a no-no. The only highlight... More 

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Thank Chun C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came as ASEAN visitors. We made a bee-line for the panda centre (actually we paid extra to ride the zoo tram), admired the safari animals, saw the pandas, went to see the animal show then went home. We did not feel compelled to spend any more inside the zoo even if photographers were hawking souvenir snaps and even if... More 

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Thank Sinag
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo was very run down and the enclosures where very small for the animals. The animals didn't look very healthy or happy. It looked like a prison for animals and to showcase them, rather than a means of educating the public about the animals or preserving them. I felt very sorry for the animals. The only exception, however, was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tips: 1. If you can comfortably walking, then you should avoid taking the tram (well it's not really a tram like it used to be back then, it's a golf buggy) as it will cost you money and there a possibility you will miss seeing some animals as it can be seen from the tram. 2. Admission fees are RM44... More 

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Thank Faizal A
kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old zoo but not well kept and the presentation of animals were not well done. exception to the panda exhibition. animals look underfed and sad.

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Thank mathews k
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to hang out, though many difficulties, Price for foreign tourist seemed a little high to start with Some construction going on no proper signs or indications We were told animals can be viewed till 5:30 p.m. surprising animals were sent off by 4:30did not manage to see the top.predators, panda bears prang gutangs No proper English speaking staff... More 

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Thank Mohamed F
Ernakulam, India
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zoo negara in KL is one of the finest place in Malaysia to see wild animals in captivity, however I still feel a country like Malaysia and metropolis like KL needs a much better Zoo, still the Zoo will not disappoint you. It's always better to stat with the show @11.00am and 3.00pm. Right after that start exploring the... More 

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Thank George A
Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Main attraction is the panda 🐼 and white tiger. Total experience was good. Prices for foreigners s a bit high.. 85 MYR.

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