Zoo Negara is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization registered on 2 January 1962 to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara was officially opened on 14th November 1963 and has matured into a well-known zoo all around the world. We have various specimens from many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land and over the years has transformed itself into an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature. We are working on making sure that the old zoo concept is changed entirely.