Located in Ulu Klang near Taman Melawati, about 13 kilometers Northeast of Kuala Lumpur, the National Zoo or Zoo Negara, is one of the biggest zoos in Southeast Asia. The zoo occupies an area of 110 acres of a once-virgin forest, developed to cater to visitors and their comfort.
It was officially opened in 1963 by then Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, and has been, since the beginning, managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society. It houses over 5000 animals of about 450 species of exotic animals, mammals, amphibians, fishes, reptiles and birds. [Read more…]