As a person who loves nature, I also sometimes caught myself obsessed with small creatures found in nature. Therefore, I decided to get some exposure to the wild beast in the zoological park.
Zoo Negara (National Zoo)
My recent visit to Zoo Negara proved that I’m also concern about the nature inhabitant but definitely not animal fanatic.
As early as 9.00am, me and DarkOne were up to the entrance after having breakfast at Tesco Ampang. Both of us were excited about this visit to remind us of our memories. Although it’s a pleasant trip, the cost of entrance fees is not cheap, RM25 (included insect & butterfly park). Car park fee is RM4.20.
We decided to explore each corner of the Zoo to fully utilize our entrance fees. The park is not that big, however, it’s enough for typical family to spend a day there.
Having a glance … map of Zoo Negara Park
We moved quite steady from section to section. We walked around and stopped at each cages for view and some close shots. The luck wasn’t simply with us with those animals either hiding somewhere else or still sleeping. Most of them are so passive and lazy even we all try to interfere them, they gave no damn to us.
I know they’re sad because they lived in concrete floor and small area where they suppose to run around in the wild. Maybe having them here can protect their species and treat them better. I mean live in luxury. Why not? Well, they just look unhappy when we encountered them. Sigh!
As long as we entered the park, we saw an empty tram which already booked by VIP. That’s mean we have no choice but to walk. I’m fine since my initial purpose is walk around and visits each of our friends.
Empty tram … fully booked by VIP
Our 3 hours plus visits have rewarded us some new experiences for me … at least not as toddler anymore. Freedom is here to stay with me. I can walk and stop wherever I want. No halt at halfway or rest in between. Really enjoy a small group with only 2 of us walking around.
Giraffe … remains what they’re more than few decades
Open park … safari style
Elephants … I guess most of them are young, so they can entertain visitors better
Emu … just enjoy looking at them
Bird cage … inside the cage and become part of their world
Feed them … I guess toddlers are enjoying this, definitely not me
Hog deer … but is called Rusa Babi, how weird?
Tapir … the ant eater
Oh Malayan Tiger … boring maybe or simply not give a damn face to us
Early morning … walk freely without human traffic exist, lol
Leopard … not the one we normally saw on the road side (giant soft toy)
Puma … simply do not bother our existence
Alert … I guess someone must have gone into without permission, that’s why
More park & kingdom visit … the last area and farthest in the Zoo
Savannah Park … looks like Jurassic Park, a park with dinosaur replicas
Ankole Cattle … look interesting
Sign of no interference … no use, they’re simply too passive
Source of milk … the one sit there is really a darkie
Quite and simply nothing … however, we spotted it, do you? It’s black
How we could we reach that? … LOL
Good news … our friend is very interested to see what it does offer, we think the same person to occupy the space, LOL
Mammal Kingdom … a small place housing some uninteresting mammal (for me lar)
Dulan face … not even bother us
Most adorable animal in the zoo … just simply our love icon for our past due
I guess the most freedom place in zoo … mixed around, hope no fight of each other
White Rhino … generally sponsor by Tractors company, guess represent the strong icon
Fine weather … means it’s hot and dry
Reptilian world … my non-favour place
Beautiful decorated toilet … an opposite of typical Malaysian toilet, not bad!
Ape Centre … a place where at last someone is going to entertain us
Swinging orang utan … everyone amazed especially toddlers, I’m not
Aging must be respected … the reason he got everyone throw him all the bananas, lol
Our long lost friend … so glad we found them (Ape)
Flamingo pond … at least they know how to come back after flew outside the Zoo
Small kangaroo look alike … but they don’t bother us also, guess we don’t have the food they need, lol
The World’s Bee Museum … not everything in the zoo gets my attention
Brown Bear … does it look like the one you had in your room?
Sun bear … Malaysian’s teddy bear
Wild boar … end up we saw an old wild boar, guess no one sponsor, late this cage have to close shop
Most of the animal I expected to see were found, except for the lion. Why? I guess they couldn’t risk of having the King of the Jungle (Lion King) here. Or else one roar will cause the anxiety among the inhabitants.
Insect & Butterfly Park
Well, it doesn’t amaze me much as I could get a better place for these in specialty of KL Butterfly Farm.
Small place housing various insects … doesn’t amazed me at all
Mini butterfly park … once you glance it, then you’re done
Big butterfly replica … the only thing that catch our attention
Flower source … as their food
Two worms … reminded us our friends tagging to each other closely … oh gosh
Amphibian world … another place for your research paper, quite informative
Crocodiles … not bad but look so lazy
Tortoise … simply get along just to entertain us, how pity!
Ultimate REASON … meets HIPPOPOTAMUS in real life
Most awaiting moment … aiyo, want entertain us like this meh
When can you get up to show your naked body? Don’t shy shy … I got one HiPPo here
HiPPo meets Hippopotamus … a rare occasion to get this reunion
Wish not granted … HiPPo went back disappointed, only baby show a bit face
I wasn’t fascinated about the show because it’s merely to entertain children and I was getting enough of these in the past. I think I should get better show in somewhere else in Lion country, if you know what I mean.
After walking endlessly for hours and taking quite a number of pictures, we were tired, and so we decided to end our trip with pleasing mind.
Penguins … swim actively under the water
Fish world … one of my favorite hangout
Nice landscape and well renovated … not bad overall plus informative
Children World … how come we end up in such place, haizz
Time to bid goodbye and see you maybe a decade later, if only you do not relocate.
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Personally, the National Zoo is falling behind those uprising animal keeper such as Taiping Zoo (Perak), Safari Park (Melaka) and Zoo Melaka. As being known as National Zoo (country owned), they have to keep up the expectation to compete with others. Else, will left behind and become insignificant for our future generation.