Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

If you're not hitting the jungle

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What we say: 3.5 stars

If you won't be going on a jungle safari, this state-run wildlife park 25 kilometres outside of Kota Kinabalu is a good place to see Borneo's amazing wildlife.

Lok Kawi's menagerie includes pygmy elephants, Malayan tigers, sun bears, crocodiles, hornbills, mouse deer, gibbons, big-nosed proboscis monkeys and, of course, orang utans. The surrounding jungle is green and dense and there's an adjacent botanic gardens (included with admission), but the setting still feels very zoo-like with some depressingly bare enclosures.

For the little ones there is elephant riding and interactive animal shows. A roundtrip taxi is about 100 ringgit including waiting time. Try to come on a weekday when it's less busy.

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25km from Kota Kinabalu
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30–17:30
Last updated: 27th February, 2013

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