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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kent, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Tehran, Iran
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank AmirBahador
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Mohammed A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i visited zoo negara for few times already. last time i visited there was 10 years ago. i think that time was a lot better than nowadays. the place settings back then is more enjoyable then now. back then, you can see elephant and giraffe in open space and near to you but now with different settings you can only... More 

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Marang, Malaysia
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137 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is nice but quite expensive for the poor people .. But here we could see giant panda and penguin alive and close. We also watched an animal show.

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Thank yangrizal
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been sometime I have visited the Zoo and this time I went on weekdays and at 10.00 am, less people and easier. The crowds slowly coming. Parking at the front cost me RM5.50 for the first 3 hours and any additional RM1.00, They have giraffe,Bird Avairy, Deer, Elephant, Mammal Kingdom,Giant Panda,Camels, Apes, Orang Hutan, Camels,Hippos, Zebras, Rhinos,Bears,They have live... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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91 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the awesome way to visit Zoo Negara is to be a volunteer at Zoo Negara. Download the volunteer form and call to the education center to register yourself to be a volunteer on your preference day a week before departure. if you are the first time visitor, they will ask you to pay RM21 for the panda entrance... More 

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Selangor
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86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go early to avoid queueing for tickets on weekends/school holidays especially. Upon entering we're already offered to buy asouvenirs ( pictures with frames, they take the pictures of you and family and put it in decorated plastic frame ) but it's too expensive plus the staff are kind of forcing us when we just want to take a closer look... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poor maintenance for the animal cage. Aqua site need to improve as we can see a very dirty aquarium glass.

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