National Zoo of Malaysia
Visit one of Southeast Asia’s oldest operating zoo, the National Zoo of Malaysia or also locally known as Zoo Negara. The zoo is popular among locals and tourists, alike, which has greatly contributed to its long years of operation. The National Zoo of Malaysia currently boasts of being home to more than 5,000 specimen, which includes bird, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians. One of the best parts of the National Zoo is that it is conveniently located from the Kuala Lumpur center, making it accessible enough for the visitors, but also vast enough to ensure that the animals are protected from city disturbances. Find out more guide from Big Thumb.
Through the years, the National Zoo of Malaysia has managed to gradually correct the negative reputations of zoos around the world, by constantly trying to create an environment or surroundings for the animals that best mimic their natural habitat. Moreover, they have expanded their zoo operations to being more than just an entertainment and recreation spot in Kuala Lumpur. The founders and staff of Zoo Negara strives to contribute to the overall conservation of wildlife, and training other emerging zoos in the country on the basics of wildlife management, given their decades of experience in the field. The zoo also uses its influence and public reach to educate people on the importance of wildlife, particularly targeting schools.
The zoo is also open to hosting various events including Birthdays, Family Day, and even Weddings. They have a hall where a program or function can be comfortably held without disrupting the animals. For larger events such as conferences, the zoo also has an in-house theatre that can accommodate up to 200 people.
The zoo is best accessible by bus via the Rapid KL number 220 that alights from Lebuh Ampang, KL or the Rapid KL number 253 from Putra LRT Station, Wangsamaju. Another convenient way of getting there is simply taking a taxi, given its proximity to the city center.
The zoo is open daily from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and has an array of activities to offer its visitors including animal shows and tram rides around select zoo premises. They also have special rates for children, senior citizens, and tourists from ASEAN countries.
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