Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
If you're not hitting the jungle
What we say:
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.
More details25km from Kota Kinabalu
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30â€“17:30
Last updated: 27th February, 2013
Jump to a destination
- Hot spots
- Peninsular Malaysia
Latest from the wires
Sights to see in Kota Kinabalu
Sign up for Travelfish Burp!
Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.