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 Zoo was greatWe got to the Zoo around 12pm. I was very impress for the first time going to this zoo. It was larger than I expected and with all zoo maintenance it was good but could be better. My little one loved it there as most zoos we visited.She wanted to see the Panda and we were lucky to have had as we went to the zoo late. If we had to do it again we would go earlier so we can spend more time at Taipei zoo. If you have a little one under 5 they get in for free. But for $60 NT you can not go wrong at all. Bernard and family
It is always a good day when I see a red pandaI have mixed feelings about zoos, but was impressed by the size and scope of this one. Most of the enclosures were spacious and natural looking and the animals I saw mostly appeared to be at ease. Some of the enclosures seemed empty, but when I walked past the cougar enclosure I noticed that it seemed a little agitated, pacing a bit before going into an opening that appeared to lead behind the part of the enclosure visible to the public. This was toward the end of my visit, so I didn't have time to go back and confirm it, but it seems that many of the enclosures have a similar feature, allowing the animals to take a break from gawking humans if they wish. It would certainly explain some of the "empty" enclosures that I saw. And if that is the case, it a feature I applaud. In addition to seeing a panda (cute) and a red panda (so cute) I also appreciated seeing some of the animals that are native to Taiwan, in particular, the sun bears, which I have never seen before. It was a pleasant way to spend the day.
Big zooCame here with the family in the evening around 2pm and ran out of time to see everything. If you have a young child make sure you hire a buggy. There is a lot of walking. The tactic is to take the shuttle to the top and work your way down. We didn’t realise this until we got to the top. Should have read the other reviews on here. Good zoo, lots of animals but it does get a bit repetitive after a while. The enclosures are really big for the animals which was nice to see. One of the better zoos i have visited. Lots of enclosures also under maintenance.
A Visit to Taipei ZooIt was a long train ride from Ximen to the Zoo with train transfer required. Allocate about 2 to 3 hours in the zoo. The entrance fee was just NTD60 and really convenient to use the Easycard to tap and enter. If you buy tickets at the entrance, you'd be queuing for about 10 minutes. The zoo has plenty of toilets facilities, and for wheelchair users as well, so not much of an issue for elderly folks. There are benches around the park as well, so one could take a seat and rest. Loved the rainforest area as there'll be mist pumped out at the benches every now and then. The rainforest dome is quite cool and recommend everyone to visit. There are birds and small animals, a small mini waterfall inside the dome, so it was really interesting. Panda enclosure has a cafe at Level 2, so one could have some food or drinks there. Enjoyed the time at the zoo and worth a visit.
Gene R J
Silver Spring, Maryland
Very nice well designed and managed zoo.We took the MRT 12 stops (1 transfer) from the Taipei Main Station to the zoo arriving at 9 AM. After buying our US$2 ticket at the machine, we entered and walked directly to the the Shuttle Train Station. Leaving each 10 minutes and costing just US$.30, it can't be beat for the 10 minute ride up the incline to the highest part of the 200 acre zoo. Beginning at the Penguin House, we progressed from exhibit to exhibit on a steady downhill course until 3 hours later arriving back at the bottom entrance. This nice zoo is well spread out giving the animals large clean enclosures, lots of room for visitors with ample restrooms, drinking water, cafes and picnic areas throughout, plus tropical flowering vegetation and a lotus pond. All signs are in Chinese and English.
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