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Zoo Negara, Ampang

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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2.1/5 based on 460+ 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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  • I thought the zoo was just ok. It felt like a park for me and not like the usual zoo. The panda was the highlight but everything else was just so so. Good for a one-time visit since it's (still consid...  read more »
  • Overall, the zoo have quite a lot of animals. The best place is the panda and the place is air-con and the air is so fresh. It was such an Conducive place. Both my grand nephew and niece have a good t...  read more »
  • A great place to visit for those who care about the animals. A fairly large park with various kinds of animals from little to big: giraffes, elephants, Tigers, crocodiles, Lions, camels, hippos, kangaroos, deer, Cougars, rhinos, bears, etc.. There are also various kinds of birds and twice per day runs the show with them. At the beginning of the Zoo there are Butterfly Park, where their huge variety. Well and the most enchanting inhabitants certainly pandas that you simply cannot pass up) Zoo-kept, and the inhabitants themselves are very comfortable and cheery enough out there feels. Spacious open-air cages for animals. The animals are mainly due to lower barriers, so it is very nice to walk around and observe them. For the convenience of walking to the Zoo Zoo scheme can be purchased at the entrance for service 1. A stroll through the Zoo takes an average of 2 hours. You can get there by taxi, 10-12rg. Go 15 minutes from downtown. Recommend to visit with the kids and animal lovers.
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  • Zoo Negara has much improved since my last visit in Jan2013. The Panda Center is a must see. I enjoyed the fact that it was a Saturday morning and we could still take our time to observe the pandas. No lines no wait. I did not enjoy this same leisure at the only other previous panda center I've visited in San Diego Zoo. Though car park area was being renovated so quite messy.
  • Not what i expected compared to the main city of kuala lampur. They should invest more money in the zoo. There was quite a bit of attractions and the animals looks malnurished. Its like they were just placed there. The cheetah was fat which it shouldnt be. Outdated facilities. The zoo should be of a much higher standard.
  • Pretty cool place (temperature wise it's very hot) but still nothing compared to the Singapore Zoo. Some highlights though that are better or on par with similar Singapore facilities include the Panda exhibit and the open air, ground level lion and tiger exhibit. The elephant exhibit is pretty cool too but you are quite far away from them and the view is blocked by tall tree trunks used as a fence. The elephants there are quite friendly too. The aquarium section is pretty cool too especially the tomans but seems to have very little patronage. The aviary is decent but the one at Langkawi was much better. The vending machines don't except paper currency (there are slots for it but it just doesn't work) and the stalls that sell drinks are all crazy expensive. The downsides are that when I went, parts of the park were closed, and there are a lot of holes in the over-water-verandas. Most of the holes are covered with buckets or random things but there are also some that are uncovered. It is quite unusual for a national park to be in that level of disrepair. The animal show is alright but a bit long and of course they end with that seemingly very popular thing of getting a bird to fly and collect money from someone's outstretched hand. Overall, if you're in the area and looking for something to do, head on over. But if you're not, or if you're not entirely convinced, keep it as a back up or don't plan this in. You're not missing much.
  • It's ran down and badly maintained. Major attraction is pandas. Nothing much to shout about. River is dirty with rubbish. Cafe takes a long time to prepare food. All the small outlets along the path are closed down. Even Taiping Zoo is better and well maintained.
  • Horrible zoo. Dirty and smelly. One of the water stream or river or whatever the hell you call is strewn with rubbish! Staffs are rowdy. During our visit, renovation was undergoing so the place was upside down and contractors trucks are constantly passing by endangering visitors. HORRIBLE PLACE!!!
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