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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Forgotten Johor Zoo at Johor Bahru (Part 1)

Many peoples at Johor Bahru not really notice the Johor Zoo existed (N1°27.518' E103°45.127'). Even some of them know where the Zoo located, but very less of them visit the place. That make me curiously want to visit the Zoo...

The first impression : No Proper Parking area.

Cars are parking along the road

The Main Entrance of the Zoo

"The Johor Bahru Zoo is one of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928by Sultan Sir Ibrahim and was handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s and open to the public in 1962.

There are 100 species of animals in the 5ha compound. The entrance charge is RM2 for adults and RM1 for chilren. The zoo opens daily from 8am to 6pm."

The sky seems like not really corporative, once I bought the ticket (MYR2.00)...it started to rain! What I can do was just wait below the shelter....
Once you enter the Zoo, the left of the path are full of birds and parrots.

And on the right, there is a pond for boat riding and some beautiful Pelicans.

The Pelican

"A pelican is a large water bird with a distinctive pouch under the beak, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. Click for more...."

After about 15 minutes, the rain stop and I started to walk around.

The Black Parrot


Performance Parrot? :)

The parrot which love 'French Fries'

Little parrot

You are being monitor....

I started my trip from the left, which are small animals...

Goose farm ??

The white monkey

Indian Spectacled Monkey. Previously been hunted by Police at India.

If the cage below is belong to T-Rex, everyone in the Zoo will be victimize! Poor maintenance.

I believe it's not even capable to cage a Tiger...

Continue on the path, it direct me to this 12 foots Crocodile.

The eye of Crocodile! Not tiger...:)

I don't know the name of the cow above...

Pitiful ostrich!

Flamingo - I like their pink colour long legs

Below are the pictures of the Pelican...

There were many photos I took, but just can't share all of them here....too many!
I finish the left side about 45 minutes and continue walk to the right...


I miss to snap while the elephant splash the water towards the 2 girls!

The magic of the elephant!

The animals in the big cage at the right...

Chimpanzee, sometimes colloquially known as a chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan where the Congo River forms the boundary between the native habitat of the two species....click for more.

The tiger. It's looks calm, but if someone drop into the cage, gone!

The orangutans are a species of great apes. Known for their intelligence, they live in trees and they are the largest living arboreal animal. They have longer arms than other great apes, and their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes....click for more.

Orang Utan

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear"). Click for more...

The Sun Bear

Basically, the area was good but poor maintenance! The pitiful animals around should have Conducive living environment rather than just a dirty cage...Hopefully, somebody will do something about it....
I will continue to show you some others photos in the next post...

Related post :-
* The Forgotten Johor Zoo, Johor Bahru (Part 2)

* The Johor Zoo - The Double (Part 3)


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