Kawi Wildlife Park is managed by the Sabah Wildlife Department.
Occupying an area of 280 acres it is one of the largest wildlife
parks in Malaysia.
It is home to a fascinating and varied collection of tropical
animals comprising mammals, birds and reptiles. These animals
live in large enclosures designed to be like their natural
habitat. Water is used as barriers wherever possible, together
with low fences and walls camouflaged with vegetation. This open
environment concept provides for easy viewing and unique
opportunities for wildlife photography.
The park encourages the public and particularly schools to use
its educational facilities to provide an authentic learning
experience through observation and also by listening to tour
guides and park staff during the visit.
A botanical garden has been developed to highlight common plant
species of the rainforest as well as some of the more unusual
species such as pitcher plants.
To raise awareness of the
value and importance of conserving the natural heritage.
To provide educational
facilities and resources to conduct environmental
education programmes for visitors.
To conduct research on
captive management and reproduction of endangered species.
To breed rare and
endangered species of indigenous wildlife.
To provide a facility where
rescued native animals can be treated and rehabilitated.
To provide captive-bred and
rescued/rehabilitated Bornean animals to the world's major
non-profit zoos for additional captive breeding.
The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity for
close-up views of some of the most elusive and endangered
wildlife species in the world and to appreciate the conservation
efforts being carried out to preserve and continue their
survival. We hope you will enjoy the experience.
The wildlife park is located about 25km from Kota Kinabalu on
280 acres of forested land. It is easily accessible by using
either the Old Penampang-Papar Road via Dongonggon or the
Putatan-Papar Road and is only a 15-25 minute journey from the
city. You can drive there on your own or take a tour and be
guided to view the exhibits in the park.