Zoo Negara Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About Zoo Negara Malaysia

Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara was officially opened on November 14, 1963 and has matured into a well-known zoo all around the world. Zoo Negara has a total of over 5137 specimen from 476 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. Over the years, the zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.

Official website: www.zoonegaramalaysia.my

Giant pandas at Zoo Negara Malaysia

Zoo Negara Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur became a Giant Panda Zoo on May 21, 2014. The Malaysian panda pair, Feng Yi & Fu Wa (later renamed Liang liang & Xing Xing) arrived safely at their new home.

The pandas left their Quarantine at the Du Jiang Yan Base of CCRCGP on May 20 and were transported by a freighter of MASkargo, the air cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Upon arrival, the pandas were warmly welcomed by Malaysian Natural Resources and Environment Minister G. Palanivel and Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang.

Speaking at a welcoming ceremony for the giant pandas, Palanivel said Malaysia had established a strong bilateral diplomatic relationship with China since 1974, adding that this relationship was standing at a new threshold in the face of more significant opportunities for further growth.

Virtual tour of the Panda House: http://www.panomatics.com/nextgen/my/zoonegara/004/

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