Hyacinth Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or Hyacinthine Macaw, is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about 100 cm (3.3 ft) it is longer than any other species of parrot. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species, though the flightless kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5 kg. While generally easily recognized, it can be confused with the far rarer and smaller Lear’s macaw.

Habitat loss and the trapping of wild birds for the pet trade have taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild, so the species is classified as Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, and it is protected by its listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Blue Fronted Amazon

Blue Fronted AmazonBlue Fronted Amazon parrots are among the most common birds kept as pets, and despite the name are a bright lime green. Also known as the Turquoise Fronted Amazon or simply the Blue Fronted Parrot, these birds are normally between 15 and 17 inches long from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.

The bird, whose scientific name is Amazona aestiva, gets its common name from the blotch of blue found just above its beak on the front of its head. They have touches of bright red on their shoulders and flight feathers and have black beaks and gray feet.

Zoo Negara – Free Entry for December Babies

Congratulations! You’re granted a free entry to Zoo Negara on your actual birthday. You can enjoy this promotion only if you are a Malaysian citizen whose birthday falls on Dec 1-31.

Deputy President of Zoo Negara Rosly @ Rahmat Ahmat Lana confirmed the news after it had gone viral on social media. Rosly told Bernama “The promotion is to encourage more visitors to come to Zoo Negara especially during the school holidays”. Also, he stated that this promotion was also to encourage visitors to come to the newly renovated Zoo.

Oh wait, there’s more…

Zoo Negara; a panda can be seen here.
photo credits: LimKokWing University of Creative Technology


The free entry also includes entrance to the Giant Panda Conservation Center (GPCC)! Cheers to all panda lovers! So, what are you waiting for!?!
Grab your identification card (IC) and redeem your free ticket at the ticket counter. Remember, it must be on your actual birthday!

If you’re not a December baby but still want to visit the zoo, you’re also welcome!

National Zoo of Malaysia
Regular Admission Ticket Price
Adult RM44 \ Children (aged 2 to 12) RM16 \ Senior Citizens (aged 60 & above) RM21

Open daily: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Jalan Ulu Kelang, Kemensah Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor.