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
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
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
BR Wenhu Line Taipei Zoo
Taipei ZooLast day in Taipei decided went to the zoo. Expected to see a little more animals half of them looked sad or most where hiding from the rain for the price of admission it is worth the trip if you have time to chill before you fly out.
Don’t go hereI can not recommend anyone to go here! The animals are so stressed. Walking back and forth in small cages. And there are so many loud people with no respect for the animals.
Break awayWe loved the Zoo. Five hours later we left. We walked and walked, there was just so much to see. So beautiful and clean. The bathrooms were clean. The staff we interacted with were very helpful and most polite. Fantastic array of animals. To see the animals from Africa was great. Loved the fake state of the hippos that children could sit in their mouths and have a photo taken. Highly recommend visiting here. Being on the MRT is also a huge bonus, no distance to walk once you get off. Very clearly marked.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A great zoo - one of the best I've been toI was very impressed by the collection of stunning wildlife here at the Zoo in Taipei. With Giant Pandas included, the zoo certainly impressed me. Ticket prices are low compared to other zoos I have visited, but this does not mean poor quality. Aim to spend at least 3 hours here. It is also possible to walk from the main entrance through the zoo to a cable car station to reach the mountain area (not part of the Zoo). However bear in mind that on poor weather days the cable car may not be in operation.
Taipei ZooPerfect for families with kids. The exhibits were beautifully designed. Kids had an absolute blast. Take the zoo train up and then make you way down the zoo from top to bottom. Afterwards if the kids are not too tired you can consider taking the gondola ride up to MaoKong for tea and scenery (especially at sunset).
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