WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Access to Zoo Negara
- Access to Giant Panda Conservation Centre
Come visit over 5137 specimens from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish at the National Zoo
Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara was officially opened on 14th November 1963 and has matured into a well-known zoo all around the world. We have a total of over 5137 specimen from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land which is situated only 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Over the years, the zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature. We are working in making sure that the old zoo concept is changed entirely.
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.
The main attraction of the zoo is the Multi-Animal Show which is on twice daily at 11am and 3pm. On Fridays, the morning show starts at 11:00am and the afternoon show at 3:30pm. This show features performances from sea lions and other animals at the open-air amphitheatre which is located near the Hornbill Centre.
The main attractions and exhibits here include:
- Giant Panda Conservation Centre – Meet and greet the zoo’s 3 giant pandas: Liang Liang, Xing Xing and their offspring, Nuan Nuan (D.O.B: 18 Aug 2015).
- Savannah Walk – The largest open-concept exhibit in the zoo, closely resembling the actual Savannah plains of Africa.
- Australian Plains – Home to kangaroos, wallabies, padamelons and emus.
- 6D Motion Adventure ride – For families and thrillseekers.
- Insect Zoo – The first of its kind in the country and largest in the region.
- Hornbill Centre – 7 different species of hornbills can be found here.
- Penguin House – 8 Humboldt penguins from Czech Republic are housed here.
- Reptile House – Indoor and outdoor exhibits available.
- Malaysian Elephants – Say hi to or feed the friendly Malaysian elephants who live here.
- Bird Aviary – Enjoy nature’s orchestra as you walk down the Bird Aviary.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium – One of the oldest public aquariums in the country with 7 zones.
- Cat Walk – See Malayan tigers, lions, leopards and pumas.
- Ape Centre – Home to chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates.
- Mini Bee Museum – The largest honey producer in Malaysia is now in Zoo Negara.
The best way to get here is by driving. The zoo is located near the northeastern Kuala Lumpur suburb of Wangsa Maju, which is well served by federal routes and expressways including Jalan Genting Klang, DUKE and MRR2.
- By Light Rail Transit System (LRT):
- Alight at Wangsa Maju Station, Kelana Jaya Line. Thereafter, board the bus or a taxi for the short ride (±3.6km) to Zoo Negara Malaysia.
- By Bus:
- Take Rapid KL bus 253 from Wangsamaju LRT Station or bus 220 (formerly U23) from Lebuh Ampang to get to the National Zoo of Malaysia.
- 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | 7 days a week
- Last admission: 1 hour before closing time