Pictures of Saleng Zoo

Saleng Zoo is (from what I know) a privately owned zoo near Saleng, Johor. It is roughly midpoint between Senai and Kulai. The signage is a little blurred, so if you’re driving a little too fast, or lost your concentration temporalily, you might miss it.

Entry is RM12 for adults and RM6 for children. I visited Saleng Zoo two weeks ago, and I must say that I’m quite impressed with the place. It’s not overly commercialised like Zoo Negara (the National Zoo) and the state zoos.

Read the rest of this post to see pictures of Saleng Zoo.

The front part of Saleng Zoo
The front part of Saleng Zoo

Mermaid Fountain
The Mermaid Fountain at the front

African Ox
Check out the horns on the African Ox

Siamese Crocodile
This Siamese Crocodile is really huge, probably the next closest creature you can relate to as a modern day dinosaur.

Malayan Tiger
The Malayan Tiger, a.k.a Pak Belang.

Lion Cub
A lion cub. This isn’t a zoomed picture. There’s nothing to stop you from touching the cub, except a sound state of mind.

Full size images are available upon request.

All pics shot with my trusty Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 digital camera.

9 responses to “Pictures of Saleng Zoo”.

  1. Diane Says:

    Hello,
    Enjoyed your comments and pictures of Saleng Zoo. I tried to get the phone number but it is unlisted…!?!? Would you happen to know it or have any other information as I intend to visit the Tiger Cubs as soon as I can. Appreciate your help!
    Diane

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Hi Diane,

    Unfortunately, I too do not have the zoo’s phone number.

    What I can tell you though is that if you’re heading there from Johor Bahru, keep driving towards Kulai on the main road.

    To confirm that you’re on the right track, you should see an exit junction to the North-South highway near the Senai-Saleng border. Keep going straight.

    Keep a lookout on to your left, you should be able to see a pottery shop after a few kilometres after the highway exit junction. Saleng Zoo is just beside it. The signboard is pretty faded though, so be careful not to miss it.

  3. liz Says:

    hai..
    i just read bout zoo saleng in the newspaper 2 days ago n i really excited to go there in addition papers said that i can touch the tiger’s baby…is that true..?

    oohhh…what a feeling…so excited.

  4. JP Sullivan Says:

    I wouldnt suggest you all go here, as this zoo has had history of acquiring their wildlife illegally.

    They are also rumoured to be supporting the illegal wildlife trade; some friends of mine have been ‘offered’ tiger meat (tiger cubs that they breed) and other wildlife by the zoo keepers when they were there.

    View an article here.

  5. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Hi JP Sullivan,

    I’ve edited your linked URL as it was too long to fit and got broken.

    I’m appalled by what your friends allegedly experienced. Thanks for sharing the info.

  6. Patktl Says:

    Hi,
    I do not have anything to do with the saleng Zoo, but Mr JP Sullivan has no right going around making such allegations. Like he said “rumoured to be supporting the illegal wildlife trade…”. I would appreciate if you report the owner to the authorities with all the evidence and have him incriminated in a court of law and have this zoo closed down.To suggest that we not visit this zoo is sheer nonsense. Without judgement from the courts, your campaign against this zoo is but a show of jealousy and overzealousness, and rather immature. Don’t ever think we folks are idiots! Whoever you are.

  7. Danny Ong Says:

    hi i have the Saleng Zoo phone no. but in my off, any way if any 1 need it pl mail to me i can mail it back to you my mail no is dannyong68@yahoo.co.uk

  8. Danny Ong Says:

    I do not have anything to do with the saleng Zoo,just want to help people to reach there

  9. Azlin Says:

    When I visited the Zoo with my daughter the keepers there offered to sell me the whickers and claws of the tiger. The whiskers cost RM30 and the claws and teeth cost RM3,000. I was surprised. There is a gibbon whose cage is partially submerged in filty water. The gibbon was seen dipping its hand in this water and drink from it. I saw a dead macaque lying in the water outside the gibbon cage. How unhygenic is this??? There is also a very skinny female orangutan in a rusty cage and the keeper said the male died a month ago. Its not surprising as their cage has rusty bars and floor is think with dirt. There is only an old tyre held on a old rope in their cage..Its just horrid horrid….