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
- No.30, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
- Accessibility for the Disabled
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
BR Wenhu Line Taipei Zoo
Cambridge, United Kingdom
So much to seeSo many species to see at this extensive zoo, including pandas! Lots of places to eat too, and a stone's throw from the mountain cable cars if you fancy making the day even more exciting. Early accessed on the metro.
Largest zoo in Asia: Pandas!We LOVED the pandas...adorable, healthy, great fun to watch. They were the reason we chose to come to the zoo, they did not disappoint. FYI: 1st Monday of the month the Pandas are on vacation and the panda house is not opened. We also enjoyed seeing some local animals and the bird exhibit.
Second time in TaiwanThis zoo is far comparable with Singapore zoo. Using an easycard, you get a discounted entrance fee of 60NT$. A fee of 5NT$ is to be paid when riding their tram one way. Unlike in Singapore zoo where when riding their tram, you can see animals freely roaming around, here you can see all just trees and have to stop from one area to another. They have their giant Panda house where we saw a big panda however was hidden and sleeping so no opportunity for nice shots.
An affordable day out for the whole familyWe loved the zoo, it was very affordable, and had lots of interesting animals to look at. The food options were quite well priced too, as was the associated gondola ride. Easily accessible via the Taipei Metro System. One of the few places in the world that you can see Pandas. Well worth it for all those reasons.
Great day out with kids!Taipei zoo is well designed, I was imaging it to be small, however the size is decent & a lot of shades, so even the sun was quite strong, we didn't feel too bad. The ticket is really cheap, and you can see large variety of animals. A pity was that for panda viewing, there was a specific time for each group and you need to follow the queue & couldn't really stop.
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