This 4 December, celebrate World Wildlife Conservation Day with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur!
In a world where the industrial complex is prevalent, many have turned a blind eye to mother nature — resulting in climate change, frequent natural disasters, incessant air and water pollution, and the potential extinction of species. World Wildlife Conservation Day was created to spread awareness on the preservation of Mother Earth’s endangered flora and fauna.
World Wildlife Conservation Day has a rich history dating all the way back to the 1600s. Its intention? To highlight the importance and significance of natural resources among individuals. This is the time to reflect, raise awareness, and bring justice to arising issues revolving around our ecosystem!
The 2022 theme for World Wildlife Conservation Day is ‘Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration’ and Sunway City Kuala Lumpur takes this call to action, to conserve the beauty of nature in all we do.
As part of our continuous efforts to preserve endangered species, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur developed Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park – a fully interactive zoo where more than 150 species of animals are being protected and cared for.
At this family-friendly zoo, you can participate in the feeding times of the animals in the Pet Village, or fawn over their Wildlife Theater performances starring magnificent animal superstars. Take part in the park’s ‘Wild Encounters’ and get a chance to rub shoulders with a multitude of animals. Read on to find out more about what variety of animal encounters Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park has to offer!
What’s poppin’ at Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park?
Sunway City Kuala Lumpur has collaborated with the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) in launching their ‘River Terrapin Conservation Awareness Programme’. Through this programme, they strive to preserve and protect the critically-endangered species by educating the public on factors affecting their population decline.
As the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’. Learn all about conservation activities like egg collection, incubation, and post-hatch care in an effort to curb the extinction of River Terrapins at this little nook in Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park!
Tiger Land is home to Asha and Samson. They are magnificent white tigers that are believed to be descendants of Mohan, a white tiger captured from the wild by a Maharaja and reared in his palace. Did you know that only one cub is successfully born in 15,000 births, making white tigers the rarest subspecies of tigers in the world? From their diet to their distinctive stripes, you can learn virtually everything about the dignified duo at Tiger Land!
For a truly majestic experience, come face to face with Zola and Zuri, a pair of white lions brought to White Lion Kingdom at Sunway Lagoon with the intention of preserving the species.
Sadly, white lions are common victims of habitat encroachment, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict – making it more so important to protect the species. As part of the cause, information about their habitat destruction, life span, and diets are available at The White Lion Kingdom.
You can also take a trip – or to be accurate, a ship – down memory lane to greet Pinky the Gibbon!
Pinky is an endangered primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. Sunway has relocated Pinky the Gibbon from her home in Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park to her very own man-made island. This island was made in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Goal 15: Life on land.
Pinky’s sustainable home has been made from recycled waste, like styrofoam pieces, plastic bottles and chlorine drums, that took 14 months to actualise. Don’t be startled if you find Pinky swinging from ropes or posing for you from her raised platforms, she’s just enjoying her own paradise!
There are still so many animals you’ve yet to see! Get up close and personal with meerkats, prairie dogs, miniature horses, otters, sun bears, panthers, tigers, eagles, hornbills, peacocks, pythons, and more! Experience vigor and astonishment from performances, parades and character appearances by the wildlife park’s own hotshots throughout your day.
Start your day at Rimba with the hungry tortoises, watch the ways of the wild as Zola and Zuri devour their lunch at 1:30pm, feel the not-so-warm embrace of a Burmese python at 3pm, and end your day relaxing with the koi at the lake. The world is your oyster!
The first step to fighting wildlife extinction is to equip ourselves with knowledge. Only then, we are able to realise the change that needs to be done.
This World Wildlife Conservation Day, pay Sunway Wildlife Park a visit to learn all about our furry (and non-furry) friends! With many entertaining activities and tours, you’ll be in for a whale of a time – exclusively at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.