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
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
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Great attraction to visit with friends and familyTaipei Zoo has so much too offer, from a diverse secluded bird sanctuary to the panda house. The tickets are very reasonably priced and you can spend the whole day here!
Nice zoo with good attractionsThis zoo is good for 4 to 6 hours visit easy. It tries hard for natural habitat but it is still an urban zoo so space is somewhat limited. However, the Tropical Rainforest exhibit is outstanding. Did not like the Panda or Penguin exhibit- both too small and too crowded to enjoy fully. Note we did go on a hot summer day so many of the animals were wisely sheltered but there were enough to see and appreciate. At only $60 TWD a great deal. Easy to reach by the Metro. Taxis were easily available when we let for a scheduled dinner. Please not the 7-eleven within the park was priced the same as on the street - no up-charge fir location, a very nice and appreciated touch.
Good time to spendTaipei zoo is zoological garden & it is the largest zoo in Asia. The zoo has the Pandas(The Giant Panda House) & there is a shop items where one can t shirts & many things like cups, decoration pieces designed on Pandas. Even they have chocolates made in Panda design & its very tasty too. Good for every one to spend time with families & dear ones. People nearly about 3 to 4 hours their. It is also easy to get there through MRT or bus shuttles or taxi. Even in the zoo there are glass chain cable cars it is very much adventurous trip in the cable cars as it goes on to great height (exciting experience). There are many wild animals & also one can roam in the zoo through small train cars.
Lousy experience of been hurried by staff in Giant Panda HouseCame here twice on a Saturday morning and a Monday morning in order to see all 3 Panda (Tuan Tuan, Yuan Yuan, Yuan Zai). I am a panda fan so I make it a point to visit the panda in the countries I travelled to. I usually stay in the panda exhibit area to see the panda with no really time limitation. But this was not the case with Taipei Zoo. I was been repeatedly asked to hurry to walk past the exhibit by the staff to allow others to view the pandas and been told that I need to exit and re-enter again in order to have repeat chances to see the panda. The place was not overly crowded and the crowds come and go. There are only occasion groups of pre-school children on school excursion but they just walked past the exhibit with no real interest. This was the first time in any panda exhibit that I been to asking visitors who wished to see the panda longer to move along. Been to many zoo/panda exhibits around the world - Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Chengdu, Bifengxia, Luoyang, Shirahama, Mexico and had no such terrible experience. Maybe in the first place the walkway in front of the exhibit can be expanded to allow visitors to stand around to see the panda. I have been following the Tuan Yuan family in Youtube since Yuan Zai's birth till now for 6 years and naturally I want to see them longer. However, the excitement of seeing the family was marred by this unwelcoming experience. And it was irritating that the many staff keep on repeating the same message over and over again via loudspeaker. Went back again on a Monday morning. The panda exhibits were empty with no visitor and only 1 panda was on duty. Repair works were been carried out in the other exhibit area. The name plate was not been changed - Yuan Yuan was on duty but Tuan Tuan's name plate was on displayed. Another feedback is that I hope that Taipei Zoo can keep the glass panels clean. Not able to get good pictures as the glass was blurry. I will⁸ be back to visit the Tuan Yuan family again in November and hope to have a better time there.
Newcastleton, United Kingdom
Taipei ZooTaipei Zoo takes a long time to walk around, especially in the heat. There’s a lot of animals on display, and it’s comforting to know that the staff take such care of them all. We didn’t get to do any of the feedings or see any of the shows, but it was enough to simply see the animals in their environment.
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