Zoo Melaka was established in 1963. It is the second largest Zoo in Malaysia covering across 54 acres of land. Since it has been in existence for so long, the surroundings are very green and mature. You could feel like being in a tropical rainforest, but not as hot and humid as in an actual rainforest. Zoo Melaka is kid’s friendly and it is one of the popular family attraction in Melaka.
Zoo Melaka & Night Safari is located at Ayer Keroh, which is not very far from the Ayer Keroh highway exit. It is one of the attractions in Malacca not only from local visitors but also from international visitors. The strategic location between Ayer Keroh and North-South Highway make it convenience for tourists to drop by.
It has over 1,200 animals of 200 different species. Malacca Zoo is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians including the Malayan gaur, serow and Malayan tiger.
The place is very big. If you get tired easily, you can take the tram ride.
The zoo’s highlight is the Night Safari.
The ever popular Night Safari is a unique opportunity for visitors to observer the behavior of nocturnal animals in their natural habitats. Visitors are driven around in a tram to see lit-up exhibits of nocturnal wildlife up and about. If you want to see the tigers when they are not sleeping during the day, come at night as tigers are active at night.
Here are some pictures we took in 2011. All are during the day, we have not experienced the Night Safari yet.
Animal Performance and Feeding Time
- Weekdays at 11:00AM and 3:30PM
- Weekends, school & public holidays at 11:00AM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM
- Weekends, Public Holidays & School Holidays
- 12:00PM at Tiger Eye
- Weekends, school and public holidays
- 11:30AM and 2:30PM
How to get to the Zoo Melaka & Night Safari?
It is located 13km outside Malacca city in Ayer Keroh. If you are traveling from outside Malacca using the PLUS highway, exit at the Ayer Keroh interchange and go straight until you see the signboard of Zoo Melaka. It is as simple as that and we don’t think a map is required 🙂
From the toll exit to Zoo Melaka is about 5.1km.
- Melaka Day Zoo (9:00AM – 6:00PM (Counter Close 5:00PM))
- Ticket Price (MyKad):
- Adult: RM 25.00, Children: RM15.00, Senior: RM15.00
- Night Safari (8:00PM – 11:00PM (Counter Close 10:00PM)) (Friday and Saturday Night, Eve of Public Holiday And School Holiday)
- Ticket Price (MyKad) :
- Adult: RM20.00, Children: RM10.00, Senior: RM10.00
- Ticket for foreigners – Please add RM10 each to the price above, but please check with Zoo Melaka for the latest price.
Ticket price may change from time to time especially if there’s a promotion.
Their Facebook page is responsive and their Instagram account is updated frequently. There is an official website, but the information there is not up to date. [Editor’s Note: Information about the FB, Instagram and website was updated on 9 Sep 2020. You may want to check it again if you are here after 9/9/20]
For More Information
or any inquiries, you can directly visit the zoo at:
or call this number: +606-2323900
or WhatsApp: +601121253499
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The numbers and email can be reached between 9AM and 5:30PM.
Zoo Melaka & Night Safari was previously run by the Government’s Wildlife and National Parks Department, but in the early 2013, it has been privatized. The intention was to improve the standard of the zoo, but seems like it didn’t workout. Currently is it managed by Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya. We believed that the zoo could improved further and be on par or better than Singapore’s day-and-night zoo.
Zoo Melaka is currently in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN) to facilitate its acceptance of new animals.
It is also trying to breed the Malayan Tigers which are threatened with extinction so that the offspring of the king of the jungle species will continue to exist.