Going Wild Over Wildlife In Kuala Lumpur

Staying at home has kept us safe and sound, but as many parents will attest, it’s time to bring the kids on a fun day out, and we have the perfect day planned for you, where your kids can get in touch with nature and you can #supportlokal.



During the Movement Control Order (MCO) news portals and social media alike where flooded with news articles of the financial difficulties faced by Zoo Negara. Pleas for contributions, adoption packages and advance ticket purchases were heard loud and clear, and Malaysia rallied together to raise enough funds for Zoo Negara to weather the storm.

While the animal adoption drive continues, 10th June marked the reopening of Zoo Negara. Now is the perfect time to drop by and say hello to Giant Pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang, Dash the Cheetah, Amy the Camel, Lela the African White Rhinoceros, Siti the Elephant, Apoh the Black Panther, Choki the Orang Utan and many more at the 17 various exhibits. Key activities include the multi-animal show and feeding time:

Pictures from Zoo Negara Facebook page

Address: Zoo Negara, Jalan Taman Zooview, Taman Zooview, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, open everyday
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Located next to the Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the largest aviary park in the world with about 90% of the birds being native to Malaysia, and 10% are imported from countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, China, Holland, Tanzania and New Guinea.

The park is divided into 4 zones; Zone 1 and 2 are free-flight zones, where birds get to fly freely under a large net canopy and allows visitors to view them in their natural habitats. Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zine 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries.

Daily activities include bird feeding sessions, photography with birds, and the main event, the KL Bird Park Bird Show, held at the Amphitheater every day at 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Pictures from KL Bird Park Facebook page

Address: Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm, open everyday including Public Holidays and School Holidays
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About 650 meters away from the KL Bird Park is another winged attraction, the KL Butterfly Park. It is the largest butterfly garden in Malaysia at over 7,000 square meters of landscaped gardens and features over 6,000 live butterflies, exotic plants and ferns. Check out the Japanese koi fish, fresh water turtles live insects and learn more about butterflies at the museum.

Pictures from KL Butterfly Park website

Address: Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm, open everyday
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Located below the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art aquarium spread over 60,000 square feet and showcases 5,000 land bound and aquatic creature exhibits.

Divided into 10 zones, start at the Evolution Zone and make your way thru exhibits like the Touch Zone, Shipwreck and Deep Forest. Experience underwater life in Living Ocean, the longest underwater tunnel in Malaysia that showcases iconic species like Green Sea Turtles, Sand Tiger Sharks and Giant Groupers.

One of the key activities are the daily and special feeding sessions, where you can watch professional aquarists hand-feed various marine animals in the aquarium. Some of the most popular feeding sessions include the feeding session at the underwater tunnel, Living Ocean in Level 2, and the Sand tiger sharks feeding session at the Aquatheatre in Level 2. For the full list of feeding sessions, click here.

Pictures taken from Aquaria KLCC Facebook page

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm, open daily
Admission Fee



With the tagline Eden of Nature and Animals, Farm In The City combines elements of wildlife and nature in a conservation park that houses more than 100 exotic animals and more than 100 types of tropical fruits and vegetables to make it the largest petting zoo in Malaysia.

Consisting of 18 stations such as an Ostrich Farm, Reptiles Cavern, Free-flight Bird Aviary, Pet Village, Jungle Walk, Fish Feeding at Mood’s Lake and Pony Ride, get up close and personal with Mandarin Ducks, Emperor Geese, Black Swans, Pelicans, Rabbits, Porcupines, Giant Tortoise, Javan Deers, Alpaca and even the smallest species of kangaroo, the Dusky Wallaby.

Pictures taken from Farm In The City Facebook page

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan
Operating Hours: WEEKDAYS: 10:00am-6:00pm, WEEKENDS: 09:30am-6:00pm. Closed every Tuesday, excluding Public holiday & school holiday.
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note: admission fees, operating hours and other information may change. please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective locations for the latest information.