Last Sun I went to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, its about 25km from the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu and about 3km from my place.. the park was just freshly launched and run by the Sabah Wildlife Department under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environtment.
The signage just on the junction to the park.
Drive along further inside until you pass this welcome sign..
The main entrance to the park.
You’ll notice there’s are lots of Borneo flowers + orchids planted outside of the main entrance.
The first wildlife animal will you spot on the park was this ‘talking bird’, say Hello! the bird will reply ‘ellloo’ . Vernacular Name : Hill Myna / Family : Sturnidae / Species : Gracula religiosa
Another talking bird, (Common Name : Blue & Gold Macaw/Family : Psittacidae /Species : Ara araucanabut) this two fellow was really quiet that day, very serious, does’nt move at all, seems like a toy. “Burung kakak tuaa..Hingap di jendelaa..”
Another species of bird placed in the same cage.
When move forward, you’ll find a huge + tall bird cage, where you can find the famous Hornbill, (I have to zoom further up for this shot)
…Turtle?? what is he doing on the bird cage??
Further up you’ll find a place perfect for the kids, where your kids can ride along with the baby elephant for 2 rounds.
Well maybe I was wrong.. the parents can ride along too.
The baby elephant was around 6-7 years old.
Does he look familiar!! tapi dimana yaah (‘I Know What You Did Last Raya’)
When you move along, you’ll find more elephants, a family of 5.
Further up, you’ll meet the bear..
Next come to the place where you will meet up with the Malayan Tiger..
The Malayan Tiger can grow up to 2.84m long and 1.37m high, and the weight beetwen 150-195kg. (uihh berat jugak woo!!)
There are two options for you to watch this tigers, 1. is from the upper part where you can watch the tigers clearly from the top.. or you can even jump down.
2. or you can watch those tigers with a better view at the lower part covered with solid glass.. err I prefer upper part!
Normally when you say Orangutan, it only found at Sepilok, Sandakan.. but now in Kota Kinabalu the wild man of Borneo is here! Hooreyyy!
There are 4 orangutans that i found here that day at the park.
There are no cage or fence what so ever along the orangutans cages, but I found there’s a small man made lake surronding the area. Hmm.. I can imagine how long that the orangutans have not taken their shower..
A better view from the top of the small hill on the park.
There’s one small waterfall you’ll found on the way to the Proboscis monkey cage.
Like the others, the proboscis monkey are also stay in the cage.. who says you can only find the proboscis at Sukau and Gerama!!
Sometimes the Proboscis monkey can become more like a celebrity, except they dont know how to write a signature.
On some other occasions, the park ranger will take the proboscis monkey out from their cage to get close with the peoples.
Errr, but not this close… Hey you!! monkey! that’s my wife you’re flirtting on! Jaga kau ahh!!
Besides… The Burung kaki panjang yg ndak bulih terbang pun ada..
This is the entrance to the biggest bird cage I’ve ever found.. but pity, at this time my camera battery is getting low.
…and this is the time that my camera was totally out of battery..
Land Area : 280 acres
Species : 100++ Mammals & Birds
Others : Botanical Garden
In Progress : 1.4km jungle trekking,Canopy Walk,Mountain Biking
Bonus : Pitcher Plant(Nepenthes) + Orangutan
Open : Daily (0930 – 1730)
Hours of visit : +2Hours (Satisfied) / -1Hour(Just ok)
RM10 : 18+ years old (Local)
RM20 : 18+ years old (NON-local)
RM05 : -18 years old (Local)
RM10 : -18 years old (NON-Local)
FREE : Local Senior Citizens (60 years old),Local Handicapped,Students (-17 years old)
more information :
LOK KAWI WILDLIFE PARK
Jalan Penampang – papar Lama, W.D.T. No. 63
Tel : +6088-765793 / Fax : +6088-765762