Let's Go To Zoo Negara7:00 AM
I don't frequent zoos and so when Christian suggested that we visit the zoo I hurriedly researched and checked how we can go to a zoo near the hotel where we were staying. I found a zoo that was not so near but for the most part very accessible. It took us 2 train rides, a little over 10 train stations and a taxi ride to get to Zoo Negara or the National Zoo. The zoo is located in the Ampang Town (about 15 kilometers away from the city center).
Just as we entered the zoo, it started to drizzle. Good thing we had an umbrella with us. We had to share one umbrella as we strolled around. The giraffes and elephants were the first to greet us. We stayed under a tree for a while as we watch them go about their usual stuff, grazing on tall trees near the enclosure and or eating grass supplied by the zoo staff. I find it really amazing to see these giant animals up close. They were not as cuddly as their stuffed counterparts are. On the other hand, I find it sad that they are not in their normal habitat.
I was not able to take pictures of the other animals that we saw because I didn't have time to fiddle with the manual settings of my camera. Because of the weather, some of the animals hid in their cages as well. It was so gloomy and some areas are dark that I just opted to check out the names of the animals from one spot to another.
How To Get To Zoo Negara
Take the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit and alight at Wangsa Maju Station. You may then take the RapidKL bus No. U34 from the station to the zoo or hail a cab in the street under the train station. We paid RM6.00 to get to the zoo.
Another alternative is to take the Metrobus No. 16 from Central Market, KL Line. I would not suggest this if you are in a hurry.
Malaysian Zoological Society
Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang
NOTE: We paid an extra RM5.00 to get inside the insect zoo. It was worth it though because it was when the rain poured so hard.