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Zoo Negara, Ampang
(2.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Meet animals from all over the world at Zoo Negara, the national zoo of Malaysia. Established in 1963, the site has grown in stature and size and now houses over 476 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Take a guided train ride around the park's 45 hectares (110 acres) to learn about the behaviors of the animals here, as well as the conservation projects supported by the zoo. Many of the enclosures are large and recreate the residents' natural habitat. With our custom trip planner, Ampang attractions like Zoo Negara can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Nice Zoo. Spacious. A lot of animals to watch. Panda viewing experience was ok. A lot of construction though and thus some parts of the zoo are closed. We liked the fact that we were able to purchase ...  more »
  • you can see all animals having a very nice time there, do not ignore watching Panda and her baby, but this is only for 20 seconds (for baby Panda) but for me was a great experience 
  • The Zoo is located outside the city, and the easiest way to get there is to take a taxi. Let it and expensive, but can save a lot of time. A large variety of animals, for the most part they sit not in cages, and walk around the spacious outdoor cages, but from visitors to a low fence and a moat of safety. Including a feeling that you walk on the same field with giraffes, rhinos and buffalos. A word must be said about the pandas. For them, built a House, in which we have no animals. And here sit there three pandas, but you categorically prohibit the issue any noise, so they were not nervous. Speak only in whispers, not to run, not stomping. In general such a pampered family sitting teddy bears, you look at them with bridges at the top and try not to breathe. Of noise-only the clicks of cameras. And a bunch of Chinese umiljajushhihsja from the contemplation of "national heritage".
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  • A unique zoo that needs to spend more funds on the rest of the zoo, instead of millions on two sleeping pandas. Many exhibits either closed or under construction with no barriers. Very unsafe & limited barriers around bears and tigers. Lots of vehicle traffic on walkways with guests, almost hit twice by a truck and motorcycle. Got lost several times, paths need better signage. Butterfly exhibit was nice and animal show was immersive, but this place needs a serious polish before I'd invite others with kids.
  • Come for the pandas on loan...ignore the decrepit nature of the place. Seriously. The panda exhibit was exquisite, and as a "guy who likes to take photos"-(I won't dare to elevate myself to "photographer") the lack of "bulletproof glass observation windows" is pretty cool. But take that with a grain of salt, because there's a good portion of the place that is definitely run down and decrepit. I kind of like that sort of thing, though, I admit. Maybe my rating is too generous...
  • We came to the zoo during our holiday in KL and we were highly disappointed . The place is very run down, well overpriced and many of the shops and exhibitions are permanently closed all around the place and used as storage ground . The reptile area was closed due to 'upgrades' , there were many things destroyed around the place and the animals looked very exhausted and unhappy . It was shocking to see the Hiennas in seperate inclosures considering they are pack animals and need company. My son enjoyed the bird show and seal show - and too be quiet fair we enjoyed it too but apart from that everything else is a complete waste of time. All of the funding has gone into the Panda inclosure - which was uplifting too see atleast one animal happy in the zoo. I would not recommend this zoo to anyone , considering its in a capital city - I've been to better in third world countries!
  • This National Zoo is 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. There are many kind of animal. What is most impressive here is that you can see Panda in Asean. Those Panda is really cute. They live here in huge and cool area. If you want to see Pandas so bad, here is the great place to visit.
  • The National Zoo in Hulu Klang has a fascinating animal collection from all over the world, as well as an impressive aquarium and aviary. It is considered one of the most interesting zoos in South East Asia, with large grounds for picnic, enormous lake for `swan boating' and train rides around the zoo.