Visit to Melaka Zoo

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Melaka Zoo is the second largest zoo in Malaysia after Zoo Negara.

Melaka Zoo
Melaka Zoo

Ticket Counter at Melaka Zoo
Ticket Counter at Melaka Zoo

Melaka Zoo's Tickets
Melaka Zoo’s Tickets

Locker for rental at Melaka Zoo
Locker for rental at Melaka Zoo

Lockers are available for rental for MYR 3.00.

Location plan of Melaka Zoo
Location plan of Melaka Zoo

Tram

Tram
Tram

What Animals are there in Melaka Zoo?

Melaka Zoo has a land area of 54 acres (22 hectares) compared to Zoo Negara at 110 acres (45 hectares).

Green-winged Macaw
Green-winged Macaw

Green-winged Macaw and Scarlet Macaw will be greeting you at the entrance of Melaka Zoo.

Children's playground
Children’s playground

Squirrel Monkey
Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel Monkey is New World monkey which originates from Central and South America.

Capybara
Capybara

Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world. They hail from mainly Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

Miniature Horse
Miniature Horse

White Rhinoceros
White Rhinoceros

Bats
Bats

Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemur is a type of primate which is endemic to the island of Madagascar. Ring-tailed Lemur is made famous by the character King Julien in the animated Madagascar film.

Owls
Owls

Tapir
Tapir

Giraffes
Giraffes

Zebras
Zebras

Sambar Deer
Sambar Deer

Red Lechwe
Red Lechwe

Ankole Cattle
Ankole Cattle

Banteng
Banteng

Ostrich
Ostrich

Malayan Tiger
Malayan Tiger

The Malayan Tiger attempted twice to jump over the moat towards me when I was taking photo using my DSLR camera. The tiger was previously a captive from the wild and my guess is the camera I was using look like some sort of rifle which provoked the tiger.

Lioness
Lioness

Estuarine Crocodile
Estuarine Crocodile

African/White Spoonbill (on the left)
African/White Spoonbill (on the left)

Painted Stork
Painted Stork

Blue-Crowned Pigeon
Blue-Crowned Pigeon

White-Crowned Hornbill
White-Crowned Hornbill

Jezebelle high up in the air
Jezebelle high up in the air

Elephant
Elephant

Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee on a man-made shelter
Chimpanzee on a man-made shelter

Mandrill
Mandrill

Mandrill originates from several countries in West Africa and it is closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill.

Sun Bear
Sun Bear

Mongolia Wild Horse
Mongolia Wild Horse

Jezebelle Trademark Jump

Jezebelle’s trademark jump at Melaka Zoo
Jezebelle’s trademark jump at Melaka Zoo

Jezebelle left Melaka Zoo more contented than ever
Jezebelle left Melaka Zoo more contented than ever

Overall, Melaka Zoo like Zoo Negara, was a mixed experience. The zoo was low in maintenance although it has quite a number of animals that Zoo Negara doesn’t have. But the best part was almost getting mauled by a wild tiger — something I would remember for a long time.

Getting There

By Bus

  • Malacca Town Bus No. 19 from Melaka Sentral Terminal

Map


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Opening Hours

Melaka Zoo
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Daily

Night Zoo
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday and School Holidays

Tickets

Melaka Zoo
Adult – MYR 7.00
Child (5-12 years old) – MYR 4.00

Night Zoo
Adult – MYR 10.00
Child (5-12 years old) – MYR 5.00

Entrance fee for Night Zoo is inclusive of a guided tram ride.

No camera, video camera or torch light are allowed for Night Zoo.

Contact Information

Address: Lebuh Ayer Keroh 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka

Useful Information

  • Bring your own water bottles and drink plenty of water as the hot and humid weather can make you dehydrated in a short time.
  • Bring mosquito repellent spray in order to prevent mosquito and insect bites.

Resources

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