Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate very well while you’re on vacation. It’s a bummer because it can seriously put a damper on your plans! One of the days we were hanging out in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo this summer, it decided to drizzle all day. Instead of sitting inside doing absolutely nothing, we decided to visit the plants and animals at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.
First of all let me say, I would have much rather watched these animals in there natural habitat (we were lucky enough to do with some later in our trip). The park itself was pretty clean, however a lot of the animal exhibits needed some updating (painting, fencing, housing). The animals seemed pretty happy: well-fed, lots of toys, treats, plenty of water. I was most excited to visit the pygmy elephants (only native to Borneo). These guys were friendly as could be, hanging out right next to the fence to get their noses pet by the visitors.
If you decide to visit on your trip through Borneo, make sure you grab a private taxi. It’s a little out in the middle of nowhere, and almost impossible to find yourself. The entrance fee is approx $3.00 USD.
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