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Places In Malaysia: The Melaka Zoo

Basic Information

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Narrative

My family and I enjoy visiting zoos, so of course when we decided to take a trip to Malaysia we made sure to check out the zoo in the city we were staying in.  We stayed at a hotel in the city of Melaka just south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city.  The zoo is the second largest in Malaysia at 54 acres in size:

We walked up to the ticket booth and like most thing in Malaysia we were amazed by how cheap it was to go inside.  The tickets were about $4 per adult US.  This was definitely a bargain considering how many animals we were able to see at this zoo.  The largest collection of animals appeared to be various primates:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

No primate display would be complete without lemurs:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

The orangutan show the zoo puts on is a must see.  We were pretty amazed by how intelligent the orangutans are:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

A really beautiful animal they had on display was the endangered red panda:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

I think when most people think of rhinoceros they think of Africa.  However, Malaysia and Indonesia are actually home to rhinos as well:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

The rhinos that live in the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia do not grow to the size of their African counterparts, but they are still big animals:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Malaysia is also home to elephants:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Of course visitors can take rides on the elephants as well:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Probably the most unusual native animal they had on display was one of the tiny deer that lives in the jungles of Malaysia:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Another native animal in the zoo were a large contingent of fruit bats:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

The zoo did have plenty of African animals on display as well such as giraffes and zebras:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

As well as ostriches:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here is an oryx:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here is an endangered Moon Bear who really seem to enjoy posing for the crowds:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

I am not sure what this next animal is but he looked mean:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here was some massive water buffalo they had on display:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

The zoo even had one of my favorite Australian wildlife on display, the cassowary:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

With this being Southeast Asia there was also plenty of reptiles on display such as this iguana:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

There was a few snakes on display such as this python:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here is quite possibly the most dangerous creature in the zoo which is the saltwater crocodile which often caused me to get nervous whenever I visited areas in northern Australia:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here is a freshwater crocodile which is known for being far less dangerous than their saltwater cousins:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Here is a closer look at the jaws of the freshwater crocodile that are no where near as intimidating as a saltwater crocodile:

Picture from the Melaka Zoo

Conclusion

The Melaka Zoo is not the best zoo we have ever been to, but it has a large variety of animals and is extremely affordable.  The orangutan show is a must for anyone visiting the zoo.  If visiting the area the Melaka Zoo is well worth spending a morning at like we did.

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