The Melaka Zoo saw an increase of 81,449 visitors or 25.36 percent to 351,715 visitors, in the first 10 months of this year compared to 270,266 visitors in the same period last year.
The Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ)
President Mohd Rafee Ibrahim said this also meant that sales during the period increased RM1.10 million or 19.41 percent to RM6.56 million, compared with RM5.46 million in the same period in 2018.
“This increase is in line with the new product at the Melaka Zoo, a two-year-old Bengal white tiger named Elsa and the improvement of some of the 8.9-hectare zoos and facilities.
"The Melaka Zoo is also expected to receive another new animal next year, one or a pair of water rhino and one male lion to replace the existing 29-year-old lion," he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the Melaka Zoo had recently submitted a proposal to the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation in Perak to carry out a conservation program with the Orang Utan at the zoo.
He said based on the recommendation found, the Melaka Zoo wanted to get two pairs of Orang Utans from the Orang Utan Island for loan between five and six years for breeding purposes as the zoo had only one Orangutan.
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