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Top Zoos and Animal Parks in Malaysia

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Malaysia is one of the best places to see some of the most exotic animals in the world. As a tropical country, many species of animals can live harmoniously with the climate.

If you’re looking for places to see animals up close and personal, you can always consider visiting the zoos and animals parks located across Malaysia. Whether these establishments are state/government or private owned, they will surely give you an unforgettable experience with your loved ones.

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Zoos in Malaysia (MOST VISITED): The National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara)

Zoo Negara Malaysia was firstly established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, Zoo Negara was officially opened in 1963. It covers 110 acres of land, and has gradually transformed itself to an open concept zoo – over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.


Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM, Daily (Hours may vary for some exhibits)
🎟 Admission Fees:
Adult – RM45
Children (3-12 years old) – RM18
Senior Citizen (>60 years old) -RM23

Facilities (Additional charges may apply):
  • Prayer room
  • Free public wifi
  • Wheelchair and stroller
  • Lockers
  • Tram

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Zoos in Malaysia (THE OLDEST): Taiping Zoo

Taiping Zoo is located in the natural setting in Taiping Lake Gardens. The abundance of flora around the streams and lakes gives the zoo a unique natural touch. The zoo covers an area of 36 acres and is undergoing an expansion programme to include the building of open concept animal enclosures. Besides, Taiping Night Safari is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is a great place to see nocturnal animals in natural setting.


Opening Hours:
Zoo / 8:30AM – 6PM, Daily |
Night safari / 8PM – 11PM 8PM – 12AM (On Saturday nights and eve of Public Holidays) (Hours may vary for some exhibits)
🎟 Admission Fees:
Zoo / Adult – RM16, Children (3-12 years old) – RM8, Senior Citizen (>60 years old) -RM8
Night safari / Adult – RM20, Children (3-12 years old) – RM10, Senior Citizen (>60 years old) -RM10

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Our Favourite Pick: Malacca Zoo

Malacca Zoo, which was established since 1963, has been privatised in the early 2013 renamed as Melaka Zoo and Night Safari. Covering an area of 54 acres, it is the second largest zoo in Malaysia and transforming to an open concept in animal exhibit. Malacca Zoo aims to be a recreational area, enhancing wildlife education and conservation programme. Night Safari will also give visitors a unique opportunity in watching the behaviour of nocturnal animals in their natural habitats.


Opening Hours:
Zoo / 9AM – 6PM, Daily
Night safari / 8PM – 11PM (Fridays & Saturdays night, eve of public holidays and school holidays) (Hours may vary for some exhibits)
🎟 Admission Fees:
Day Zoo & Night Safari /Adult – RM25, Children (4-12 years old) – RM15, Senior Citizen (>60 years old) -RM15

  • Prayer room
  • Baby changing area
  • First Aid Station
  • Lost & Found
  • Locker

Cuti-Cuti Malaysia Bucket List: Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Officially opened to the public in 2007, the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is located along the Penampang-Papar old road, about 25km from Kota Kinabalu.The park covers 280 acres, consisting two parts: the zoological and the botanical side. It is fully developed by the Sabah Wildlife Department. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park aims to create a family-oriented park to make it more like a children’s zoo.


Opening Hours: 9:30AM – 5:30PM, Daily
🎟 Admission Fees: Malaysians – RM10, Foreigners – RM20


A visit to a zoo with young children is enriching and educational. If you’re looking forward to spend quality time with your loved ones in a unique way, consider visiting a zoo.

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