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Zoo Negara

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Zoo Negara Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
+60 3-4108 3422
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Average compared to other countries

Is a good family outing place but too localised. Would not say that it is up to any international... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Not a happy zoo

Ticket pricing is racist. If you are an Adult foreigner the price is double. Not worth the money as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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“animal shows” (7 reviews)
“nice zoo” (15 reviews)
“white tiger” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Zoo Negara Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
+60 3-4108 3422
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is a good family outing place but too localised. Would not say that it is up to any international standards (except the Panda Conversation Center). The animal show should have sessions on English but only local language is available hence not very considerate towards foreign...More

Thank AbangBob
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ticket pricing is racist. If you are an Adult foreigner the price is double. Not worth the money as the zoo is run down and quite depressing. They have some beautiful animals to see and that made it worth visiting. The employees are lazy, rude...More

Thank DarlingfromStirling
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several zoos when travelling and although this is not the best it is certainly nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews on here. Yes the zoo does need some repair work and some overall updating work done to it...More

3  Thank Jason G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going since 1998 until now and the zoo is now really good. BUT it's time to end the racist charges. Tickets should be - Adults, Children, Discounted (elderly, disabled etc). You can't charge foreigners more money than locals. It's racist discrimination from the old...More

Thank dangibas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, the animals looked malnourished and sickly, even the elephant looked thin! Secondly, the show at the amphitheater was draggy and the main intention was to 'collect' $$ in the form of donation, the host does not speak proper English, the parrot show was on...More

Thank RathaRat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I went to zoo was ages. Zoo Negara is worth a visit especially with your children. There are all sorts of animal species which exceeded my expectations. Don't miss out the Panda. Children will love it very much. You are not suppose...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Either do it well or none at all. Firstly, animals weren't happy and services from staff are crap. This place needs major upgrade or close it down entirely.

Thank Marsya K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply WOW! Compared to other Zoos ive been to. Theyre quite good. Highly reccommend. But of course there are always room for improvements. Parking: So horrible. So many cars and the weather is so hot! But one nice pleasurable thing is you can spot Storks...More

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I brought my two sons to Zoo Negara for 2nd time last week. The state of the zoo is very sad. The whole place were poorly maintained. Many animals were also not there. Some places were still under renovation and upgrades. Now the ticket price...More

1  Thank The_Traveler010710
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I visited this place in 2010 and this time i was expecting to see more improvments but unfotunatly, it was worse and so awfal to visit the park. Same shows, non clean place and no inside services and coffee shops oppened The Government need to...More

2  Thank sadiq864
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Thayalan A
25 June 2017|
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Response from chuckwow | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i didnt answer in time there are no alwrts from this site to me.hope you enjoyed the zoo.john.e.
Benjamin T
2 April 2017|
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Response from SAMSARUJEE | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel has taxi services, in KL there are also UBER and GRAB car services, In areas there are Taxi Stop areas. Only during early morning and late afternoon taxi service are slow ( going to work) or leaving for home.
Sowmya A
22 February 2017|
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Response from Sowmya A | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for all your answers.. we completed the visit 2 days back, checked out and kept the luggage at the hotel. many thanks.