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 101 Highlights
- Guiding Service
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- , Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
- Accessibility for the Disabled
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
BR Wenhu Line Taipei Zoo
Very fitting for kids and families!I was amazed with the different species present in the zoo-- imagine walking kilometers just to go from one end to another? It was quite tiring, but I enjoyed seeing a lot of animals in this zoo. A must visit!
Fun for kids and kids at heart :-DI went here with my mother and younger sister; we went on a school day and the place was teeming with young school children. It is like they are out on a field trip. as much I enjoy looking at the animals, it was also fun to see kids react to seeing live animals. The place is clean and the animals look healthy and well-taken cared off. The place is wide but there are trams to take you around and even up to the Maokong gondola station. I found the place to be quite pleasant because of the flora. My mother got tired of all the walking though. I saw a panda and it made me happy although it was sleeping (as expected).
Cavite Province, Philippines
Family TimeOur family getaway to Taiwan included this in our itinerary. We didn't expect that adults can enjoy spending a whole day inside the zoo. We didn't even finish touring the entire zoo. We had fun looking at all the animals especially the pandas. We rode the train to go around the zoo which was massive. It can get tiring if you spend your time walking. Overall experience was very pleasant! Our family enjoyed our visit to Taipei Zoo!
Ka Ying O
Very good Zoo with almost complete list of animalsWe started our trip by taking the gondola ride up to the rear of the zoo and worked our way down. Less tiring for sure. Bring your own food if possible as difficult to time your meal with the food that is available where you are. Not a lot of choices that are filling. There is a McDonalds near the bottom front entrance though. Lots of birds that are very pretty and colorful. Bears, giraffes, insects, Pandas. Spend the whole day there with your kids.
Tarlac Province, Philippines
Big placePrepare to walk when you go to this place because it is really big. We enjoyed seeing the pandas, the penguins abd the red panda among orhers. Really a good experience for my family
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