Zoo Negara

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Field trip alert!!! Bear and the bunch of ichthyology students went to Zoo Negara for a field trip. We departured from UPM at 9.40a.m and reached there at approximately 10.20a.m. We were 1st briefed by Mr. Herman about the zoo and its aquarium. Some interesting info that I picked up. Apparently Zoo Negara is a NGO (all this while I thought it belongs to the government!). which means they don't receive and funds from the government. All fundings come from the tickets sold from entries and sponsors. I personally donated money to the zoo charity! So proud of myself! And in Malaysia alone there are up to 600+ freshwater fish species that has been discovered and there are many yet to be discovered. I soooo wanna join the zoo negara team! They go on a lot of field trips to collect specimens from all over Malaysia for conservations purposes. Be it is aquatic flora or fauna. They will even begin their own breeding program to help preserve and hopefully increase the population of the endangered species.

Right after the briefing, we were separated into 3 groups. Each group entered the Aquarium Tunku Abdul Rahman(ATAR). They display more than 200 species of fish there! The concept of the aquarium is a travel based aquarium that displays fish(and aquatic plants) found in the highest parts of Malaysia(also include SEA) down to the coral reef area in a manner where we will travel downhill(one of its kind) and according to Mr. Herman it is a world class aquarium. Malaysia Boleh! hahaha...

Our task there was to record 30 freshwater species & 10 marine species of fish found at the aquarium. We were then allowed to travel the zoo till 2.30p.m. Yay!!! This was the part everyone was waiting for! We took pictures like we never have taken any! walk walk walk... and even had to run from places to place!(not much time left ma...)

Below are just some random pix that I took at the zoo.



some deers randomly taken from my SE K660i

Due to biosecurity reasons, please DO NOT feed the monkeys!

What a day! Tiring and sweat alooot! But it was fun =) Will be posting up the rest of the pictures later. Too much work at the moment!
Signing out~
~saw some really huge balls~

9 comments:

TZ said...

Let's go to the zoo... there's lotz of things to do... blah blah blah... KFC used to have this tune hammered into our head...

Jerry said...

Hey TZ, did the strong wind blows you here too??

Anyway, its been so long since I went to zoo, you should post more pics like Leumao with Lesly.. Whole page also their zoo trip pics... I'll be waiting :D

TZ said...

@Jerry: No win blown me here... Just that the earthquake and Tsunami brought me here ... kakakaka :p

William said...

Do not feed the monkeys?! What the heck am I gonna eat?! :P

Xjion89 said...

wow, to be honest, i still haven been to the zoo~~~ hmmm, muz find time to go liao~~~

Jason said...

Lolz...i love the last pic. It's cute!. The last time i went to Zoo was a field trip with kids.

Just B3cks said...

How the animals in the Zoo? My last visit there was in 2003 and the situation doesn't looks so promising. Especially the Tiger, confined in 3 meter X 3 meter area.. haihz... pitiful.. Malaysia X boleh!

Bravebear said...

TZ, yeah.. but last time. Now there no KFC liao lor...

Jerry, need to wait longer leh... Too many stuff on hand now. I have an assignment due today and I am still reading blogs! shit!

William, funny-lah you... hahaha...

Xjion, I wanna go again! Didn't have enough time to explore the reptiles and butterflies! we rushed like crazy...

Jason, I love the last picture too. that little monkey looks so adorable!

Becks, the tiger swam in the water in front of us! Not in a little cage wor... You sure you went the same zoo? Zoo negara in Ampang wor O.o

said...

haha, signboard for the monkey is cute :P