Johor Zoo

Hang out with the animal kingdom to encounter a rich variety of wildlife at one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia.

With more than 100 animal species to discover, Johor Zoo is an unmissable attraction. Spend a few hours with the animal kingdom, watching, learning and enjoying indigenous and non-native wildlife.

The zoo's origins date back to 1928, making it one of the oldest in the country. It was originally a private menagerie for the royal family but was opened to the public in 1962.

Wander through its grounds to see lions, crocodiles, bears, elephants, flamingos, gorillas, wallabies and much more. Among the highlights are the hippos in their enclosure. Take a seat for the bird show and watch some of the animals being fed. When you need to stop for a break, relax on one of the benches dotted all over the place.

Take part in other activities at the zoo. Go over to the photography corner where you can take your picture with some of the animals. Rent a paddle boat for a short trip on the mini boating lake. Let the children run, climb and burn off some energy in the playground.

If you haven’t brought a picnic with you don’t worry, because there are numerous food stalls among the grounds.

The zoo is a short bus or taxi ride from the city center. It is open daily and charges for admission. Discounts are available for students and children aged between 3 and 12. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water with you, because it can be hot and humid in the zoo. It is also advisable to wear light-colored clothing.

Johor Zoo is compact, covering approximately 31 acres (12.5 hectares) so plan to spend about half a day here. Then with the other half, explore nearby attractions. These include the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, housed in the former Grand Palace of the Sultan of Johor. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden, an ideal spot for a stroll.

Top 10 Hotels Near Johor Zoo

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 80000, Johor Bahru, 8000
The price is RM312 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
RM312
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Johor Bahru City Square and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (102 reviews)
"The hotel is clean."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
The price is RM425 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
RM425
per night
8 Dec - 9 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Great stay for family. Breakfast buffet spread is great."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
The price is RM341 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
RM341
per night
1 Dec - 2 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
"Clean and convenient"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Amari Johor Bahru
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Johor Zoo Hotel Deals

KSL Hotel & Resort
KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80250
KSL Hotel & Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 80000, Johor Bahru, 8000
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Amari Johor Bahru
Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
Menara Tiga Serangkai, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80300
Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 512, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru, an IHG Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80100
Thistle Johor Bahru
Suasana All Suites Hotel
Suasana All Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
82C Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, 80000
Suasana All Suites Hotel
Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Fives Hotel Johor Bahru City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.