National Zoo was opened in 1963. Until now, the Zoo is owned and operated by the Malaysian Zoological Society. It has a collection of a wide range of animals from all over the world. Besides showcasing the animals, the Zoo emphasized on these four main areas – Conservation, Education, Research and Recreation. The zoo is a valuable resource for all visitors from within Malaysia and overseas.
National Zoo is located in Hulu Kelang about 13km from Kuala Lumpur. The zoo houses some 4,000 animals from over 400 species including birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. It is particularly popular during weekends and public holidays. Besides just watching the animals, including performances by orangutans and sea lions, children can also go for horse, camel and elephant rides.
The spacious picnic grounds around the boating lake are excellent for family recreation. Other facilities available within the 25ha ground are restaurants and mini-train rides.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Zoo Negara, Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
By Light Rail Transit System (LRT) :
- Alight at Wangsa Maju Station, Kelana Jaya Line
- Board a taxi to Zoo Negara
By Bus :
- Metrobus number 16 from Central Market, KL
- Rapid KL number U34 from Putra LRT Station, Wangsamaju, KL
- Rapid KL number U23 from Titiwangsa Station, KL