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Tourism Malaysia

Zoo Negara, Revisited

If you went to school in the Klang Valley, a trip to the National Zoo would have been a must-do at least once in your primary school history. I went on my first visit in my final year in kindergarten, almost 40 years ago! Over the years, I have been back to the Zoo, even brought my daughter there once. We are planning another trip, but until that trip materialises, perhaps a refresher on its facilities will be good to know.

Zoo Negara was established in 1963 in Ampang, a town which is about 10-15 km away from the city of Kuala Lumpur. It has about 5,500 animals from over 400 species for you to discover. This place is a popular attraction for the locals with small children especially during the weekends and public holidays. Many parents with young children find it an educational place to bring their children.

If you have small children and prefer not to walk too much, there are trams available that you can take, which will take you round the zoo where it will stop halfway for you to get down and walk around. You can take the next tram once you are ready to go back to the starting point. The tickets can be purchased at the “Tram” counter once you are inside the zoo.

Other visitor facilities include :

  • a spacious air-conditioned Prayer Room
  • Free Public Wi-Fi at the Main Entrance, Show Amphitheatre and the Giant Panda Conservation Centre
  • Zoo Huts for you and your family to take a break
  • Locker rental at RM2.00 located near the Ticketing Counter.

  • Wheelchair rental at RM5.00, with a refundable RM50.00 deposit
  • Stroller rental at Information counter B, on first come first served basis, at RM20.00 with a refundable deposit of RM50.00
  • Umbrella rental at Information counter B, on first come first served basis, at RM5.00 with a refundable deposit of RM10.00

Zoo Negara is also looking to introduce a new ‘adopt an animal’ program for celebrities, which will hopefully create more awareness and perhaps some financial support for the animals.

Apart from these, Zoo Negara has also introduced various programs and packages for the public to engage and participate in:

  1. FUN WITH NATURE LUCKY DRAW FEST

Purchase Zoo Negara limited edition T-shirt and win lucky draw prizes.

Date of event : 14 November 2019.

Kindly see the following link for more information :

https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/13853/fun-with-nature-lucky-draw-fest-zoo-negara

 

 

 

 

  1. ZOO WALK 2019

Join our Zoo Walk and collect tiger t-shirt with a finisher medal.

Date of event : 10 November 2019.

Kindly see the following link for more information :

https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/13846/zoo-walk-2019

  1. BIRTHDAY – ZOO FIESTA PARTY PACKAGE

Celebrate your birthday with us and let our party crew host this memorable function.  We can even bring out some tame animals on your special day. Join our package now!

For more info, please contact Customer Service Department or email [email protected]

  1. ZOOKU MEMBERSHIP CARD

Zooku membership card is an annual membership card among families and wildlife lovers. The card holder will receive updates and special invitations to our events on top of enjoying discounts at our parks, restaurants, souvenir shops, eateries and more !

For more info, please contact Education Department or email [email protected]

  1. This membership is open to all individuals aged 3 – 17 years old only.
  2. Membership is required to pay an applicable fee of RM25.00 only.
  3. Parents of ZooKu card will be given 25% discounted offer for ticket purchase from normal entrance rates.
  4. Unlimited passes of visit within a year during the membership period inclusive of Giant Panda, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden, Bird House and Multi-animal Show.

Zoo Negara is located at:

Zoo Negara,

Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Tel: 03-4108 3422 / 7 / 8

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Travel to Melaka

Melaka Zoo & Night Safari

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Melaka Zoo Night Safari is a second largest Zoo after Zoo Negara (National Zoo) in Malaysia, covering about 54-acre (approximately 21.22 ha). Melaka Zoo Night Safari annals some-more than 400 000 visitors annually and some-more than half of a visitors are from Melaka and a beside states.

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The vital attractions in Zoo Melaka are a critically involved Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephants, Red Panda, Malaysian Gaur, a Serow, a Squirrel Monkey, a Molurus Python, a Grey Wolf, a Mongolian Wild Horse, a Green Tree Python, a Giraffe and more.

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Opening Hours
Open Daily from 9am – 6pm.
Night Safari is from 8pm – 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and a eve of Public and School Holidays.

Animal Showtime : 11am and 4pm

Location
Address: Melaka Zoo Night Safari, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Ayer Keroh
GPS Coordinate: N 2.27919, E 102.302719
Website : http://www.zoomelaka.gov.my/

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Cuisine in Melaka

ZOO MELAKA TO BE PRIVATISED

21 November 2012 | last updated at 09:50PM

State govt to take over Zoo Melaka by year’s end

By Hanis Maketab
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MALACCA: The State zoological park or Zoo Melaka would be taken over by the State Government from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Malaysia, which is under the Federal Government, by the year’s end.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the management of the zoo would be primarily taken over by a consortium which would be headed by the Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council.

The consortium would be made up of Koperasi Hang Tuah Jaya, Koperasi Bela Masyarakat (Kobemas) and WildlifeTheatre Melaka.

The consortium hopes to adopt the management style of the Singapore Zoo to steer Zoo Melaka to greater heights.
Mohd Ali said that while the state government was awaiting an official letter from the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, preparations were currently under-way for the take over.

“Th privatisation will include an upgrade of its facilities and infrastructure, which is expected to cost up to RM6 million.

“We would also be changing the name of the zoo to ‘Melaka Zoo and Night Safari’. Once everything is finalised, the zoo would be a private entity, it will no longer receive the RM4 million yearly grant from the Federal Government, and therefore, the new management must work towards ensuring the zoo’s continued success,” he said.
Mohd Ali said he hoped the zoo’s privatisation would be the first step in improving it as a major tourist attraction not only for the state, but for Malaysia as well.
“Malacca Zoo is currently one of the best zoos in the country, and I believe it can one day become a world-renowned zoo,” he said.

When asked on the fate of the contract employees of the Zoo Melaka, Mohd Ali said that they would be absorbed by the Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council.
Zoo Melaka is a 54-acre (approximately 21.22 ha) zoological park located beside Lebuh Ayer Keroh in Malacca.

The zoo has progressed rapidly since 1979 to become the second biggest zoo in the country, behind the National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara).
Zoo Melaka annually records than 400,000 visitors and more than half of the visitors are from Melaka and the neighbouring states. Its annual ticket collection exceeds RM3 million.
The number of exhibits has also increased significantly since it opened and as of today there are a total of over 1,200 specimen made up of 215 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the zoo.

The major attractions in Zoo Melaka are the highly endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, Malayan Sun Bear, Malayan Gaur, Serow and the Malayan Tiger.
The zoo is also renowned world over as a a centre for wildlife research, conservation and breeding, especially for the Malayan Tiger, Wild Dogs (Dhole), panther, tapir, serow, barking deer, sambar deer and many others. 

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Cuisine in Melaka

WILD DOGS OF MELAKA ZOO

Email Print 18 February 2012

Zoo’s success with wild dogs

By HANIS MAKETAB
AYER KEROH
[email protected]

Malacca Zoo boasts of first dhole pups born in captivity in Malaysia

Visitors to Malacca Zoo have the opportunity to see rare dholes, including the first pair of pups born in captivity in Malaysia in August last year. Pic by Mohd Jamah Nasri
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Malacca Zoo welcomed the first dhole pups born in captivity in the country recently.
Zoo director Ahmad Azhar Mohammed said the pups — a male and a female — were born in August last year and were now six months old.

“We (Malacca Zoo) had received our first dhole, a male, in 2008 from Terengganu while the second dhole, a female, had been sent to us from Zoo Negara in 2010.

“Soon after, the pair mated and… here they are,” he told the New Straits Times, gesturing at the pups.

The pups, which had already grown to be nearly as big as their parents, bounded about in their enclosure, perhaps excited by all the attention they were getting from the photographer.

Often, they would approach the chain-link fence separating them from the public, sniffing curiously at those brave enough to come close to them.

Unlike dogs, they did not bark, but rather, let out a high-pitched whining noise or brief yaps.

“Once they are old enough to be separated from their mother, we hope to exchange them with any other zoo that have stock.

“This is to avoid inbreeding.”

Ahmad added that in the wild, it was quite rare to come across them, but visitors to the zoo had the opportunity to come and see a family of dholes first-hand.

The dhole, also known as the Asiatic Wild Dog or “anjing hutan”, is only found in Asia and Southeast Asia and is classified as “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

It is estimated that fewer than 2,500 mature individuals remain in the wild and the declining population trend is expected to continue.

The main threats to the species include ongoing habitat loss, depletion of prey base, harassment and possible disease transfer from domestic and feral dogs.

Dholes are unique members of the canid family as they do not fit neatly into any of the sub-families such as foxes or wolf-like dogs and are thus placed in a genus of its own — cuon.

Scientifically known as the Cuon alpinus, dholes usually have coats that are rusty red in colour with lighter, yellow fur on its underside.

Together with the grey wolf, the African hunting dog and the Amazonian bush dog, the dhole is one of the few dogs that regularly hunts in packs and together are capable of bringing down larger animals such as wild boars and water buffalos, sometimes even tigers.

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