However from what i saw, the animals are being looked after and for most seamed happy with the surroundings.
They should spend lots of money to bring it up to 2012 standards, even if it means increasing the cost of entry. to support the rebuild, I feel people don't mind paying more because the people going to the zoo do so at their choice therefore would like to see the animals living in good conditions.
No reason why it could not be a good night attraction if done right, the setting would be quite spooky and add to the excitement.(charge More for this of course)
The Sultan wanted it accessible to his people and the cost remains so low, so to keep it low they need to come up with other events to offset that cost.
Johor Bahru zoo is one of the oldest in the country. It was built in 1928 by Sultan Sir Ibrahim and was handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s and open to the public in 1962.
There are 100 species of animals in the 5ha compound. The entrance charge is RM2 for adults and RM1 for children. The zoo opens daily from 8am to 6pm and is visited most during public holidays and school holidays.