The first time I was at KL Tower, I did not have enough time to check out the KL Tower Mini Zoo, which is located at the base of the tower. The mini zoo, as you can tell, is of modest size but it does have some good surprises inside.
This is an interactive zoo, which means that visitors are allowed to get close to the animals. However, it has to be supervised under the watchful eye of a ranger.
Also, for the safety of both visitors and animals, all bags are checked upon entry for dangerous or hazardous objects. Under normal circumstances, outside food and beverages are disallowed, too.
I didn’t really count how many different species of animals there are that call KL Tower Mini Zoo their home. However, some of the highlights of the zoo include the longest species of snake (albino ‘golden’ python), world’s smallest breed of horse (Falabella), and palm-sized monkey (the marmoset).
After spending one to two hours interacting with the animals, how about enjoying the ambience over a cup of drink from the Jungle Café before grabbing souvenirs from the gift house for loved ones back home?
Of all the animals in the mini zoo, my favourite are the pair of alpacas. Did you know that there are no known wild alpacas? They have been domesticated for thousands of years and raised primarily for their soft wool.
At first, I thought that they looked rather fierce, and then I realised that it is because they only have lower teeth at the front of their mouth (by nature). A visit to KL Tower Mini Zoo is totally worth it even if it’s solely for the alpacas!
Child (below 12 years): RM27
Senior citizen (60 years and above): RM27
Child below 90cm in height – free
*family packages are available
For further information, contact:
Tel: +603-20723923 / 3913
Add: Menara Kuala Lumpur, Lot 6, Ground Floor, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 10am – 9pm daily
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