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Taipei Zoo 臺北市立動物園

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4.5 3100 Reviews

Sunday:08:30 - 17:00




The Taipei Zoo is one of the ten largest municipal zoos in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia. Getting there is easy: just take the MRT Muzha Line southbound all the way to the terminal station. As the zoo is home to more than 400 animal species, rest assured there’s plenty to see!

The zoo includes 7 indoor exhibits, each with different themes.At the Insectarium you’ll meet several butterfly species unique to Taiwan. Next, you won’t want to miss the hugely popular Koala House and Penguin House. There are also two giant pandas from China! These animals are the Zoo’s resident celebrities, so be sure to check them out!

The star of the zoo used to be the Asian Elephant “Grandpa Lin Wang,” who lived to the ripe old age of 86. Lin’s longevity—20 years older than most Asian Elephants—was hailed by zoologists as a miracle. After his death, Lin was stuffed and put on display, and now enjoys the distinction of being the world’s largest stuffed Asian Elephant! You can see him on display in the Education Center.

Apart from the indoor exhibits, the Taipei Zoo also features 8 outdoor exhibit areas. The latter are divided according to geographical environment, and possess educational value both as exhibits and ecological environments. The “Children’s Zoo,” “Formosan Animal Area,” and “African Animal Area” are the most popular, according to Internet voting. The Formosan Animal Area includes endemic species like Formosan sika deer, Taiwan macaque, and Swinhoe’s pheasant. These animals can only be found in Taiwan—definitely worth a look!


Family Activities Northern Taiwan
Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.30, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 08:30 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker


Nearby MRT

BR Wenhu Line Taipei Zoo


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  4. 68 Business
  5. 504 Friends
  • TalithaMM

    Arnhem, The Netherlands

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel



    I went on a sunday, it wasn't busy and also note that a lot of things are closed on monday!! The zoo is huge!! You can spent hours there! Most animals were pretty active, some you couldn't find because kf bushes which I think is actually good for the animals. Combine this with the maokong gondola!! Zoo closes at 5 or 6, gondola till later so maybe do the zoo first so you'll have enough time for both.
  • richiemccaw

    Singapore, Singapore

    Highly recommended for kids!


    We visited the Taipei Zoo in early Nov 2019. Weather was great so the long distances to walk within the zoo were not a problem for us. Our kids really enjoyed the attractions within the zoo. I personally think the Taipei Zoo provided a better experience than the Singapore Zoo. Ticket prices were cheaper than expected. Coupled with excellent fundamentals, the Tapei Zoo is excellent value for money. As with most popular attractions, best to visit the zoo as early as possible. Definitely a great way to spend 3-5 hours!
  • C8450RVsylviam

    San Francisco, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Taipei Mucha Zoo and Maokong Peak. Lovely day trip!


    The mass transit system MTR is wonderful! It takes you from center of city to Mucha Zoo, no hassle. Taipei city has App of the entire bus and rail systems so travelers are not wasting time. From the zoo, one can take the cable gondola to Maokong peak. Restaurants and tea houses with views are breathtaking! Lovely day trip!
  • Antonio8069

    Los Angeles, California



    I visited the zoo at the end of CNY. Big crowd & a bigger disappointment. Admission is cheap by international standards (60 NT). But the zoo upcharges you for everything - transport up the hill, visit to the education centre, souvenirs and junk food in every section. The zoo has the gall to lecture visitors about carbon dioxide emissions and recycling! I have an idea - let the MRT run your shuttle. At least it would be carbon neutral! I did manage to see both the pandas & the penguins and marvel at the range of wildlife on display. But the hyprocrisy of the presentation and the volume of commercial exploitation left me preplexed? Educating Taiwanese about wildlife could be done much, much better.
  • mmg d

    Manama, Bahrain

    Huge Zoo


    it was nice place, though it is advisable to bring fan or water bottle with lots of ice if you will visit in summer as it is a long walk. we enjoyed it!

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