Zoo Melaka

Zoo Melaka, Ayer Keroh: Hours, Address, Zoo Melaka Reviews: 3/5

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Pride of Melaka with more than 500 Animals from 150 Different Species all over the world at one place. Experience the zoo in the day and also in the night with our Night Safari. Been in existence since 1963, you will get to experience Zoo in its Natural Surroundings.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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3.0
158 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Tang L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia143 contributions
If the animals can talk, what would they say?
May 2019 • Family
It's a sad place.
The ticket counter didn't start operation on time.
The tram driver was late.
The surrounding was full of rubbish and weeds.
We're greeted by swarms of mosquitoes (yeah some might say it's a zoo, so what you expect? but not like we're in the National Park)
The signage were out of place and no proper direction was given.

The kid had done his own research prior to the visit, and he took note of the special and unique animal there in Melaka Zoo. He went back with disappointment as the mosquitoes attack was unbearable for all of us.

We decided to call off the visit less than an hour due to the poor and sad condition of the zoo.
Written 17 June 2019
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Ivon S
Kulai, Malaysia52 contributions
Not big not small
Jun 2019 • Family
Is really not quite stroller friendly, some parts of the park cannot access easily with baby stroller, but overall still OK. Don't buy the tram ticket, the tram is slow and see nothing, long queue. At this size is unnecessary for healthy adult and children. Weather is hot, remember to put some insect repellent.
Written 5 June 2019
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Mr. S
26 contributions
Don’t bother
Apr 2019 • Friends
The foreground won’t define the whole place.

Before going to the city-center, my friends decided that we’ll wander around the zoo. There were many people queuing at the ticket counters so my thoughts that time; perhaps, it will be a wonderful experience.

We walked through the gate and the first animal I saw were the parrots near the entrance.

After going through the circuit, I would say that the place was poorly managed and the animals weren’t properly taken cared of.

For example, the crocodiles... the pit was dry and the remaining water was very dark.

Elephants were fed with carrots and bread... 😱

I may have taken good pictures of some animals but their living conditions were really poor.

Written 29 April 2019
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McWheelers
Melaka, Malaysia63 contributions
Felt incomplete
Mar 2019 • Family
We got there at about 5:20pm and the counter staff advised us not to enter as many of the rides (I’m guessing the tram and photo taking) are closed.

They mentioned that a good timing was to spend 2 hours there in order to make the visit worthwhile. Since they were closing at 6pm it wasn’t a good idea to go in at the time.

I did not take their advice. We rushed through and finished by 6:15pm. Although they didn’t lock us in, it felt very eerie as there were not many people around.

One good point is the tigers were awake!! They must have been waiting for feeding time. Not comforting for us!

My advise, make it an early in the day visit perhaps in the morning and spend a longer time than I did!
Written 9 April 2019
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maymee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia39 contributions
Night Safari
Apr 2019 • Family
This is my 1st time visiting zoo at night. The kids is so excited. Ticket can be bought at the counter. Do come early to get the ticket. There is a tram that will bring you around the zoo. The staff will brief in Bahasa Melayu you on the animals around but the microphone system is not clear.

We stopped at an area where the zookeeper is waiting to brief and show us around. The zookeeper very knowledgeable. There is also a dance & drama performance by the orang asli people. They dont used any microphone so we hardly hear what are they talking about but it was fun.

After the show we waited like an hour for the tram to bring us back to the entrance because there is no proper line for people to queue & no staff incharge around. When the tram come, all the visitor pushing & running towards the tram. So we let them go off first.

Overall its a good experience for the kids & me. Zoo melaka need to improve here and there to attact more visitor.
Written 7 April 2019
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Nabilah M
Puchong, Malaysia13 contributions
Need improvement
Mar 2019 • Family
The place is quite big and they provide tram service. But the zoo has a lot of maintainance issue. There are not many animal left.
Written 13 March 2019
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NUR AZLINDA A
7 contributions
Nice experience
Sep 2018
It's a long way of walking but the cozy and shady walking will let you enjoyed the view and watching the animals with kids will be a new experience for them
Written 12 February 2019
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sherredenk
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia76 contributions
Don’t bother it’s boring and poorly maintained
Feb 2019 • Family
There’s not a lot to say about this place.
I was underwhelmed and wandered where the money goes because the place is always busy when we’ve driven past on the weekends and public holidays.
The animals are in small enclosures except the deer in the mini safari. Most of the Animals are sleeping most of the day cause of the heat.
Some food stalls within but appear very old and rundown. Very local food which is fine but with such a big area to go around and many international visitors, I expected there to be more of a proper cafe.
The smell of the toilets from the outside were enough to make me hold it in.
Other then that. It is very shady and you can take a stroller around nicely.
If they made the place half the size, kept a few less animals they could really make it world class but for now it’s just not anything special at all.
Save your money and have a nice meal by the water in Melaka instead.
Written 5 February 2019
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Muhammad Faiz
Rawang, Malaysia10 contributions
The upkeep of the zoo is not Good Enough
Jan 2019 • Family
I go here last week on weekdays morning. Not many people there, so it's good point (weekdays, so go figure). The size of the zoo is really big, so do be aware of it. And some of the stall is not open eventhough you already can enter the zoo. So this is really disappointing. And I do believe for sure you could be lose in the zoo because there's not many arrow to guide you! This is really bad. It's not that costly to make sure you have all the available sign board on each path!

Oh, by the way. I highly suggest you come here with some mosquito repellent cream. There's really really a lot of mosquito there. Much more than I imagine. So prepare your self properly ya.
Written 23 January 2019
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Andrew U
Perth, Australia160 contributions
Run down
Jan 2019 • Family
I have to admit to having low expectations for the zoo and I was not disappointed. However, I am pleased to report that the animals are in better condition than the zoo.

It is obvious that at one point this place was well maintained and thought out. At the time of our visit there were many empty enclosures and an air of disregard for the grounds.

In many places there was long accumulated rubbish and this was especially evident in the lake area and the boardwalk where it was littered with plastic bottles.

Also, not that we were planning on eating there, but most of the food and beverage areas were closed. In addition, and unlike most zoos, there was little emphasis on conservation and the animals were more a spectacle.

All that said we enjoyed a couple of hours walking around.
Written 1 January 2019
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