Melaka Zoo is located at Ayer Keroh, approximately 13 kilometres from downtown Melaka. It is the second largest zoo in Malaysia. The zoo's total area covers 54 acres.
It has 1,200 animals from more than 200 species of mammals, 100 species of birds, and 22 species of reptiles. It is considered to be one of the oldest zoos and houses many of the endangered species, such as the Red Panda. It is also the first zoo in the region to house the Sumatran Rhinoceros and Gaur, both of which are very rare.
Melaka Zoo opened its door to the public in 1963. The major attractions of Melaka Zoo are the Malayan gaur, serow and the Malayan tiger.
Melaka Zoo adopts an open concept that maintains the natural green environment. Melaka Zoo's role is exemplary as a centre for wildlife research, conservation breeding, zoo education centre and a popular tourist destination. Zoo Melaka is also a member of the South-East Asian Zoological Park Association (SEAZA).