Where can you see wild animals in Sabah, Borneo?
The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (zoo) is a collection of Borneo wildlife and animals from other parts of the world. It’s is a great way to experience some of Sabah’s animals up close, especially as a family.
With all the animals being in enclosures, sighting them is virtually guaranteed, ensuring that you will get a glimpse of Sabah and Borneo’s most difficult to spot jungle creatures.
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park showcases endangered animals such as the Borneo Pygmy Elephant and Sumatran Rhinos in an effort to raise awareness of their plight.
Other animals include proboscis monkeys, orang utans, gibbons, zebra, ostriches, a variety of birds, including hornbills, a menagerie of lizards in the Snake Park, sun bears, tigers and other smaller cats, and a variety of antelope from across the region.
Wildlife Park is a bit of a misnomer as it really is more like a zoo.
The Green Connection Aquarium & Discovery Centre is located just a short distance outside the city centre of Kota Kinabalu.
The Green Connection brings ordinary people closer to the often unseen critters of Sabah and Borneo, from those that live in unusual places like the padi fields and storm water drains, to the more obvious reefs and rivers.
The Green Connection Aquarium & Discovery Centre is a few hours of quality, edutainment. It starts off with an introduction to the precious water cycle and introduces you to frogs, cave dwellers, turtles, a variety of fresh water fish, and snakes that you can stroke if you dare.
In the aquarium you’ll meet sharks, rays, clownfish and other reef dwellers and will learn about the delicate balance that dictates life in the oceans.
Once you’ve stimulated your senses with critter encounters, you can venture into the Discover Centre to exercise your grey matter with physics, math and science puzzles.
The Green Connection Aquarium & Discover Centre is an excellent local opportunity for children to interact with and learn more about the environment and the world around them.