Made up of two components, zoological and botanical, this park is a delight for children and adults alike. Must-see attractions include tigers, proboscis monkeys, deer, orang utans and Borneo pygmy elephants
The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park was officially open to the public on the 17th February 2007. It is located along the Penampang-Papar old road and is fully developed by the Sabah Wildlife Department. The park consists of two components: zoological and botanical. The main objective of the park is to become a family-oriented park and the emphasis is put on the Children?s Zoo.
Among the inhabitants of the zoo (zoological component) are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkey, Malayan tiger, as well as some different species of deer. The park is 280 acres in size and is made up of two parts; the zoological and the botanical side. The park's main objective is to create a family-oriented park which puts in more emphasis on making it more of a children's zoo. Among the many residents of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan Tiger as well as a few species of deer.
The botanical component offers visitors the chance to go jungle trekking along the botanical trail. The readily paved trail is approximately 1.4 kilometers long and the botanical component is about 200 acres in size. The aviary is a more lively section where you will hear myriads of sounds of the mynahs, greeting visitors who come to the park. At the aviary, there are many species of birds like the hornbill, pigeons, parrots, eagles, egrets and many more. The children's section of the zoo has pygmy elephants, ponies and goats. Children can enjoy elephant rides daily from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
Opening hours: 9:30am - 5.00pm
Ticketing counter: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Malaysian = RM10 Adult, RM5 (below 17 years)
Free for senior citizens and the physically-challenged.
Non-Malaysian = RM20 Adult, RM10 (below 17 years)
Free for the physically-challenged.