Farm In The City is a new Malaysian village themed petting zoo in Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan, between Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
Here children can pet cute and cuddly animals within enclosures that are designed to mimic natural habitats.
More than 100 species of exotic and rare species are on display behind glass walls or in open compounds - there are no steel barred cages for the creatures living here.
The kampong setting has been well landscaped and planted with over 60 types of tropical fruit tree and shrubs.
The farm has been divided into 11 habitats:
The zoo has many unusual and rare animals such as:
Other favourites include the common marmoset, giant tortoises, a colourful collection of iguanas, various exotic poultry, porcupines, 'dinosaur' and other rare turtles, skunk, racoons, ferrets, prairie dogs, crocodiles and snakes (some monster pythons and mangrove snakes).
I thought the entrance fee was quite expensive:
kids (below 12)
seniors (above 60)
Family packages are available.
They do not seem to open at regular times.
Best to call them on 03 8941 3099/2099 or check their Facebook page to avoid disappointment.
This is a nice attraction for families. The animals seem well looked after and the staff are friendly.
This is still a fairly new attraction. Let us hope they use the rather high admission charge to maintain it in good condition and look after the animals' well-being.
Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan.
Here is the map with directions on how to get there.
Coming from the direction of the LDP expressway, turn right at the traffic lights next to Giant hypermarket. Go up the hill to the roundabout and turn right.
It is located in a development called Prima Tropica Downtown where there is a flea market and night bazaar and, from time to time, a fun fair.