National Zoo

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National Zoo

Travel to the National Zoo at Selangor now and get to explore the varieties of 16 exhibits there which consist of monkeys, Reptile Park, Malaysian elephants, bird aviary, nocturnal exhibits, pouch land, lake birds, children’s world, Humboldt penguins, bear complex, ape center and lots more as it has malformed itself to an open conception zoo with over 90% of its animals kept in voluminous exhibits with landscape appropriate to its nature. The National Zoo set at Ulu Klang, near Taman Melawati was officially opened on 14 November 1963 has more than 5137 animals of 459 different species.

National Zoo

National Zoo

National Zoo

National Zoo

There are 16 exhibits in this zoo. They are:

Reptile Park – The Reptile Park has both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and includes estuarine or saltwater crocodiles, freshwater crocodiles, false gharial, and African dwarf crocodile. It also exhibits tortoises and terrapins, including the Aldabran tortoise (the second largest tortoise species in the world) and the local Tutong or river terrapin. Snakes in the collection include the reticulated python, and many venomous snakes. The Amphibian World center at the Reptile Park has a variety of frogs and toads that originate from various habitats in Malaysia.

Monkey/Lesser Apes – The zoo’s collection of monkeys and lesser apes include gibbons, siamang, silver leaf monkey, long tailed macaque, and pig-tailed Macaque.

Malaysian Elephants – The Malaysian Elephants exhibit is home to three Malaysian elephants: Siti (24 years), Sibol (23 years) and Triang (male, 21 years), which have all been in the zoo since they were very young.

Lake Birds – The Lake Birds exhibit includes Painted storks, ibis, egrets, swans, pelicans, and milky storks.

Bird Aviary – With over 100 species of birds from all around the world, walk in Aviary is also home to a variety of free flying birds. The Birds Photo Corner in the aviary lets visitors take souvenir photos with a variety of macaws and cockatoos on weekends.

Nocturnal Exhibits – These indoor exhibits are home to fruit bats, the largest bat in the world and sometimes called flying foxes, as well as mousedeer and a Malayan tapir.

Pouchland – Pouchland is home to a variety of marsupials including wallabies, kangaroos, and pademelon.

Humboldt Penguins – This exhibit is home to Humboldt penguins.

Children’s World – Children’s world houses a variety of animals including rabbits, ducks, and chickens running around with the children, as well as parrots and Guinea pigs. It includes a mini-rainforest with a variety of plants and insects, as well as a small aviary, fish pond, miniature horse barn, and playground.

Bear Complex – The Bear Complex is home to several types of bear including the Asiatic black bear, brown bear, sloth bear, and Malayan sun bear.

Savannah Walk – The Savannah Walk is one of the largest open concept exhibits in the zoo, and is home to giraffes, zebras, ostriches, white rhinoceros, sable antelope, and scimitar horned oryx.

Nile Hippopotamus – This exhibit is home to hippopotamus and pygmy hippos. The Zoo has three Nile Hippopotamuses: Duke, Kibu, and Chombie. Chombie was born at the zoo.

Mammal Kingdom – The Mammal Kingdom exhibit includes golden cats, flat-headed cats, raccoons, pumas, leopards, binturong, capybara, Brazilian agouti, otters, and porcupines

Freshwater Aquaria – Zoo Negara’s Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium is the first ecological-based freshwater aquarium that highlights the Malaysian river and wetlands. The aquarium features fish that are commonly seen in Malaysian rivers, as well as rare and endangered species including invertebrates such as crabs, prawns, corals, and aquatic insects.

Other Animals – Other animals in the zoo’s collection include Swamp Deer, guanaco, nyala, Red Lechwe, Sugar Glider, barasingha, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Sika Deer, wild boar, bearded pig, Banteng, gaur, and seladang.

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Getting there

  • By Car – Using Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) – from Ampang, take the u-turn at the Taman Melawati exit and take the first left from Gombak and take the first left after the Taman Melawati exit flyover.
  • By Bus – Hop on the Metrobus bus 16 from Central Market. This bus will bring you to the zoo entrance.
  • By LRT – Use Kelana Jaya Line LRT and get down at the Wangsa Maju LRT station and from there, take a taxi or the feeder bus to the zoo.

Location Map

Location: Hulu Kelang, 68000, Ampang, Selangor, 68000
Phone Number: 03-4108 3422

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