The Zoo Negara or National Zoo is situated 13 km from the centre of Kuala
Lumpur, standing like an oasis amidst a concrete jungle. It was officially
opened to the public in 1963.
The zoo features about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. Of these, most are fish and bird and about a hundred are mammals and reptiles. 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.
Numerous paths wind between wooded groves and tree-lined enclaves where the animal enclosures are located. Among the more exotic exhibits are the Sumatran tiger, orang-utans, and gibbons. All are extremely rare outside of this part of the world.
For an opportunity to watch nocturnal animals, visit the zoo on Saturday nights.
To get there, take a taxi or go by the Putra Line subway. Tickets cost RM10.
Please note that all shows are subject to cancellation without prior notice.
A training session will be held if a show is cancelled.
Reservations for special occasions can be made at 03-41083427
Zoo Negara Malaysia
Jalan Ulu Kelang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Phone: +60 3 4108 3422
Fax: +60 3 4107 5375