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Zoo Negara

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Address: Zoo Negara Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-4108 3422
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Get on with the show.

There were three of us who visited the zoo this post is a combination of three people's opinion. The live show was too drawn out, it was very hot, and very noisy. We left before... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amico V
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Empty cage, not sure if got animal or not. If got animal, it's like only 1 for a huge place. They move the Elephane to a diff location & it's so far away that you can't even touch the truck compare to before where you can feed them banana that the zoo ppl sell. Every things looks so... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were three of us who visited the zoo this post is a combination of three people's opinion. The live show was too drawn out, it was very hot, and very noisy. We left before the show ended. Being able to be in close proximity to to the pandas was an amazing experience as was being able to see the... More 

Thank Amico V
Port Severn, Canada
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not my first visit to this zoo, but the first time writing about it, based on all my experiences, or as much of the previous ones as I can recall. I had no trouble finding the site because I travelled there with a local friend, so cannot comment on the ease of access for those using public transit. When all... More 

Thank Gary M
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84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Easy to get to from central,station only 3-60 then a taxi 7 ringit to zoo gate or a bus if you prefer. The zoo is expensive for tourists at 85 ringitt per person , the bus round the zoo offers only 1 stop and one lap for 10 ringittso. Best to walk its easy the area nearest panda building is... More 

Thank chuckwow
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Kids would enjoy it.. Felt there are more species of animals in Indian Zoos. the zoos are maintained well. the highlight is the Giant Panda Conservation centre.Amazing!!! The penguins were also new to us. Nice place to spend around 1 to 2 hours.

Thank Sowmya A
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a zoo which is not quite big. But you can see few animals. Range to a wide area & relatively quite good place to be.

Thank lakshansilva
Kent, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Not to expensive to get in and there is a huge range of animals to see. There are even Giant Pandas and White tigers! incredible to see. the only bad point of this place is the lack of food options. Also there is no ATM that accepts Visa cards so make sure you take plenty of cash out there as... More 

1 Thank Aimeé M
Portishead, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I worked at this zoo when I was only 9 years old... It is a loveley layout, and several of the animals are outside of cages, long armed black Siamong monkeys and Tiger cubs, albeit chained, I got to know Kenny and Harry, 2 of the Monkeys, and used to play with 2 Tiger cubs ( Hip hight to me... More 

1 Thank garylomas
Tehran, Iran
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Arrive early around 9 because its breakfast time for many animals and the weather is not too hot for them to hide in shades.

2 Thank AmirBahador
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We good zoo. Must see if in KL. Only problem was due to constructions some areas were not sign posted as we missed few areas.

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