"One of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928 by Sultan Sir Ibrahim and handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s."
The Johor Bahru zoo is one of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928 by 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 fees is RM2 for adults and RM1 for chilren. The zoo opens daily from 8am to 6pm and is visited most during public holidays and school holidays.
Established in 1928, Zoo Johor is the place to meet flamingos, elephants, horses and much more.
The late Johor King, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar, established the zoo and called it an 'animal garden'. It was believed to be the first zoo in Asia at the time.
The name of the zoo was later changed to Zoo Johor and is now under the administration of the Johor State Government.
Visit the zoo today and get a glimpse of the friendly love birds from Africa, or stare into the large eyes of the ferocious lioness. Smile at the huge, silent crocodiles, and take a stroll around the lake at the zoo.
Take time to unwind at this unique zoo, and come back with wonderful memories and a day well spent!