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Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara Malaysia is run by The Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization. Zoo Negara first opened its doors on November 14, 1963, and has since grown to become a famous zoo all over the world. Over 5137 specimens are housed in the zoo, representing 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Zoo Negara is a 110-acre park located about 5 kilometers outside of Kuala Lumpur. Over the years, the zoo has evolved into an outdoor event zoo, with over 90% of its species housed in vast exhibits with landscapes that reflect their natural habitat. Planning to visit this special zoo? Discover how to book the best Zoo Negara tickets, tips and suggestions for a remarkable visit, and much more.

Exhibits at Zoo Negara

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Giant Panda Conservation Centre

One of Zoo Negara's most popular exhibits is the Giant Panda Conservation Centre! Xing Xing and Liang Liang are two lovely giant pandas who were transferred to Zoo Negara as a symbol of China-Malaysia diplomatic relations. They'll be at Zoo Negara for ten years before heading back to China in 2024, so go see them before they're gone!

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Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are frequently misunderstood because they are classified as insects. But these stunning creatures are critical to the life of all vertebrates, including ourselves! Take a closer look at these winged beauties in many different colors and forms at the spectacular Butterfly Garden.

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Hornbill Centre

Seven species of hornbills are housed in Zoo Negara, out of a total of ten species identified in Malaysia. In 2010, the Hornbill Centre was established as a breeding centre for Great Hornbills, Rhinoceros Hornbills, Wrinkled Hornbills, and Oriental Pied Hornbills.

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Reptile House

The Reptile House in Zoo Negara has both outdoor and indoor exhibits. Behold the world's largest crocodiles, the saltwater or estuarine crocodiles, who are relaxing in their pool. Tortoises, terrapins, and lizards are also on display in the Reptile House. The Reptile House's ground level houses both venomous and non-venomous snake collections.

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Malaysian Elephants

Three gentle Malaysian elephants call Zoo Negara home. Siti, Sibol, and Trang, who are originally from Pahang, are in their late twenties and early thirties. Even though these elephants have long since retired from the elephant show, they remain the zoo's three superstars.

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Lake Birds

Over 300 free-roaming birds live in the Tunku Abdul Rahman lake, located in the heart of Zoo Negara. The two islands in the middle of the lake are home to painted storks, ibises, egrets, swans, and pelicans. Prepare your camera for excellent photo sessions, particularly around their feeding times of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Bird Aviary

The Bird Aviary at Zoo Negara houses one of the country's largest collections of bird species. Visit Zoo Negara and see the Milky Storks in their native habitat. You can also take a stroll around the Bird Aviary and listen to the orchestra of nature's melody created by various birds.

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Australian Plain

A group of wallabies, as well as one of Australia's most famous icons, the kangaroo, live at this Australia-themed exhibit. A flock of emus, Australia's largest bird, share the same display as the wallabies. Pademelons, the smallest of the zoo's marsupials, can also be found in the zoo.

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Humboldt Penguin

On January 23, 2010, eight Humboldt penguins traveled from a frigid Czech Republic Zoo to the tropical rainforest of Zoo Negara as part of a captive breeding operation. These flightless birds are named after Alexander von Humboldt, an 18th century explorer, who discovered the Humboldt Current off the coast of South America.

Children's World

​​Children's World is a place where you can let your kids run around and have their senses stimulated while having fun. Your children can pet the deer, goats, and miniature horses inside. Count the bunnies or tortoises in your child's displays to help them learn numbers.

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Bear Complex

Out of the world's eight bear species, you can see three: Asiatic Black Bear, Brown Bear, and Malayan Sun Bear, without having to travel the globe. If you're a bear fan, the Bear Complex is where you'll find these majestic creatures. Bring a nice lunch and join the bears for a picnic.

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Savannah Walk

Savannah Walk, the zoo's biggest open-plan exhibit, is home to Sable antelopes, Scimitar-horned oryx, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, and white rhinoceroses, among other African creatures. The Savannah Walk closely resembles the actual Savannah lowlands in Africa, despite the lack of trees to provide shade.

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Duke, Kibu, and Chombie are members of a family of Nile Hippopotamuses at Zoo Negara. We commemorated the arrival of two Nile Hippopotamus calves in 2009. Observe the pygmy hippopotamus as it submerges in the water. It's so still that it could pass for a large rock!

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Mammal Kingdom

There are many nocturnal animals in the Mammal Kingdom. Leopard cats, slow loris, Malay civets, pumas, leopards, raccoons, striped hyenas, and Binturong all call this area home. If you've ever wondered what a capybara, the world's largest rodent, looks like, the Mammal Kingdom is the place to go.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium

Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium is one of the country's oldest public aquariums. It is the country's first-ever exhibition on the Malaysian River Journey, focusing on aquatic animals and vegetation from the highlands to the sea. The aquarium has uncommon and endangered species such as crabs, prawns, aquatic insects, and aquatic vegetation, as well as fish that are regularly found in Malaysian rivers.

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Cat Walk

The African Lions at Zoo Negara's Cat Walk are the real-life Lion King, reclining on the platform of their open-concept display. During the early morning or late afternoon, look for our newest bundles of joy, the Malayan tiger cubs, playing with their mother in their exhibit. These cats behave in the same way as your domestic cat does at home, with their size being the only difference, of course!

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Ape Centre

The Ape Centre is located at Zoo Negara's highest point. There, you may view a group of African chimps as well as two orangutan species; Bornean orangutans and Sumatran orangutans. The Ape Centre is one of the zoo's coolest and most scenic locations, with thick foliage all around.

Other Attractions at Zoo Negara

Outside of animal exhibits, there’s a lot more you can do at Zoo Negara. Here are some of the other attractions available at the zoo for visitors of all ages.

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Multi-animal Shows

Fun shows featuring sea lions and macaws are organized at the Zoo Negara every day. Currently, the shows are suspended. Please check the official website to check when they reopen.

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Tram Rides

Ride around the vast Zoo Negara on a comfortable and safe tram. Kids below 2 can ride the tram for free.

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The Mini Bee Museum

Come see some truly colossal bees at the Bee Museum! Zoo Negara is presently Malaysia's largest honey producer.

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The Multi-Animal Photo Corner

The Multi-Animal Photo Corner is located by the zoo's main entrance and is open only on weekends. Guests can have their pictures taken with snakes, miniature horses, and birds.

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Animal Feeding

Feeding animals is allowed at certain exhibits of Zoo Negara including Children’s World and Javan Deer. The duration is 1 hour only for weekends and public holidays and the exact time may change without prior notice.

Plan Your Visit

Getting There
Show Timetable
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Zoo: Daily from 9 AM to 5 PM (last admission at 4 PM)

Animal Shows:

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Fri, Weekends & Public Holidays: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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Address: Zoo Negara, Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Find it on maps.

By LRT (Light Rail Transit System):

  • Get off at Wangsa Maju Station on the Kelana Jaya Line
  • Take a taxi to the Zoo Negara.

By Bus:

  • Rapid KL number 253 from Wangsamaju, KL's Putra LRT Station
  • From Lebuh Ampang, KL, Rapid KL number 220
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  • Prayer Room: Near the zoo's main entrance, there is an air-conditioned prayer area with plenty of space.
  • Zoo Huts: There are several zoo huts throughout the zoo where you and your family may relax.
  • Free WiFi: Free public wifi is provided at the main gate, show amphitheater, and Giant Panda Conservation Centre, so you can stay connected.
  • Stroller: Our new stroller station now offers a baby stroller service. On a first-come, first-served basis, stroller service is available at Information Counter B. RM20.00 is the rental fee.
  • Lockers: Lockers are provided for personal belongings storage at the Ticket Counter. The rental cost is RM2.00.
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At Information Counter B, wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. The rental charge is RM5.00, with a refundable deposit of RM50.00. A majority of the zoo is wheelchair friendly and you can get in touch with the support staff for any additional help or guidance.

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Multi-Animal Show (Sea Lion/Macaws)

Monday to Thursday & Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM

* Multi animal shows are closed for audiences at the moment.

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  • Merdeka Square: Merdeka Square, often known as "Selangor Club Padang" or simply "Padang," is a prominent tourist destination. The square is ringed by flags, with the world's largest flagpole in the center (95 meters tall). The flags in the background represent different Federal Territories and Malaysian provinces.
  • KLCC Park: KLCC Park (Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park) is located in the center of the city, near other prominent attractions such as Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers. Spanning an area of roughly 50 hectares, this urban refuge, built by world-renowned Brazilian artist Roberto Burley Marx, was created to promote biodiversity in the park.
  • Petaling Street Market: Petaling Street Market is one of the most famous and busy streets in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. The market is jam-packed with food stalls, stores, and clubs where visitors can easily lose track of time and spend a whole day without realizing it.
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  • The Wild Restaurant: Deep in the center of Zoo Negara, the Wild Restaurant serves a variety of delectable fast food and delectable finger food at a reasonable price.
  • Opps Café: Located at the entrance to Zoo Negara, Opps Cafe offers a wide range of food and beverages.
  • Mane Delicious: If you're looking for a refreshing and delectable dessert, stop by this café for some famous 'Ais Kacang' or 'Cendol'!
  • Panda Café: Panda Café serves delectable nasi lemak, curry mee, fried mee hoon, and other meals that are sure to fill a hungry stomach!
  • Hari Harimau Cafe & Savannah Cafeteria: Hungry for a quick bite? Stop by for a great hotdog and waffle or kaya balls.
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Budget: Leo Backpackers, OYO 43927 Sassana Hotel, Hotel Hibiscus City

Mid-range: Hotel Olympic Malaysia, Ceria Hotel, Queens Service Suites

Luxury: Platinum Suites Kuala Lumpur KLCC, Sky Suites KL City Centre, SKY Suites KLCC by WELT

Conservation and Education at Zoo Negara

One of Zoo Negara's key aims is to conserve Malaysian wildlife. Animals like the False Gharial and Milky Storks are critically endangered species that are less well-known than the Malayan Tiger or Bornean Orangutan. These two species have been successfully bred at Zoo Negara, and work is currently ongoing in tandem with the local Wildlife Department to release them back into the wild!

Zoo Negara is an open classroom where young minds can learn about nature and foster their passion for it. Take a look at our Education Package for schools and groups of children!

Visitor Tips

  • The zoo offers lockers for RM 2 that you can use to store your valuables.
  • If you are traveling with old persons or those who are unable to walk through the zoo, wheelchair services are available for a refundable fee of RM 50.
  • In addition, the zoo has a few huts where you may rest for a while if the searing heat has taken its toll on you and you are feeling fatigued.
  • Wear comfortable footwear if you don't want your feet to suffer during your stay. If you get tired of walking, some trams go around the zoo that you may use. If you want to utilize the tram system, you must purchase a tram pass at the tram counter.
  • The Zoo Negara is enormous; unfortunately, most of the grounds are not shaded to simulate the animals' natural habitat. Bring a hat, an umbrella, and plenty of drink, as the heat may be harsh on a hot day.

All Your Questions about Zoo Negara Answered

Where can I buy tickets to Zoo Negara?

You can buy tickets to Zoo Negara online to avail major deals and discounts.

Where can I buy cheap tickets to Zoo Negara?

You can purchase discounted tickets to Zoo Negara online.

What's the best way to purchase Zoo Negara?

The best way to purchase Zoo Negara Tickets is buying them online at major deals and discounts. It will ensure a hassle-free experience without any long queues.

What is Zoo Negara known for?

Zoo Negara is famous for housing an incredible collection of animals across 200 different species in specially designed exhibit zones.

What is the biggest zoo in Malaysia?

At 110 acres, Zoo Negara, also called the National Zoo of Malaysia, is officially the biggest zoo in Malaysia.

Can I bring food to Zoo Negara?

Yes, there are no restrictions on bringing your food inside Zoo Negara. You can find a comfortable part of the zoo and enjoy a picnic with your family. Remember to clean up after you’re done.

Is Panda still in Zoo Negara?

Yes, the pandas are expected to remain in Zoo Negara at least until 2024 as part of the agreement with China.

What you can do at Zoo Negara?

You can visit the exciting exhibitions, live shows, feeding sessions, and do much more at Zoo Negara.

What are the opening hours at Zoo Negara?

Zoo Negara opens every day of the week from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Where is Zoo Negara located?

Zoo Negara is located at Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Who owns Zoo Negara?

Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization.