Zoo Negara (National Zoo) was officially opened by the country’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman on 14 November, 1963. At the time, entrance rate was 50 cents for adults and 20 cents for children.
Among the attractions at the zoo include Akuarium Negara opened in 1972 and in 1984 renamed Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bird house, Reptile House, Ape Centre, Savannah Walk, and Mammal Kingdom.
There is also Zoo Negara by night. Catch a glimpse of many animals who are at their most active at night.
There are more than 5137 animals from 459 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land which is situated only 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Stroll around the zoo or take the train, and don’t miss the star attractions!
Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm (weekdays) 9 am – 10.30 pm (weekends and Malaysian Public holidays) * (Subject to change without prior notice)
How to get there
Light Rail Transit System (LRT)
Alight at Wangsa Maju Station, Kelana Jaya Line. Board a taxi to Zoo Negara.
Metrobus number 16 from Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.