Public can now make reservations to visit panda pair in Zoo Negara

File photo: Fu Wa (left) and Feng Yi.

KUALA LUMPUR - The public can start making their reservations to visit Zoo Negara's latest star - giant pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi - today (Sunday).

"You can make the booking via the zoo's website or at the ticketing counters located at the main entrance of the zoo," Malaysian Zoological Society deputy president Rosly @ Rahmat Ahmat Lana told China Press.

The early booking was to avoid long queue when the panda conservation centre opens to the public on June 27, he added.

He, however, refused to reveal the ticket price.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will launch the enclosure next Wednesday.

The zoo is currently holding a four-day dry run to familiarise the two mammals with a huge crowd of people, and to ensure a smooth process during the visit.

Rosly said that on the first day of the dry run on Saturday, the panda conservation centre received 900 visitors comprising invited guests, the zoo's employees and their family members.

"We will gradually increase the number of visitors in these four days.

"There will be around 1,200 people today (Sunday) and the number will rise to 1,800 and 3,000 on the last day," he added.