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
Hong Kong, China
Good afternoon for a toddlerThe zoo is easy to get to and inside it’s easy to get around. There are endless animals in different settings. The animals seemed decently looked after, but wish they have more space 😔
Hong Kong, China
Great fun for familyIt’s a big enough zoo that has a variety of animals to see, good and clean facilities, with enough choices for good food. Our visit was probably one of the busiest time of the year and yet one would not feel the crowd. People were also helpful and we appreciate the availability of a pram for rent ! Overall, we recommend it for people with young children
Metro Manila, Philippines
Sprawling Zoo Showing Signs of DeteriorationThey have a good range of animals to showcase. However, some enclosures are in need of repair. They have ample resting stations with a few vending machines for drinks and light snacks. Consider to bring caps and/or umbrellas if you are visiting in Spring. It can get hot (~mid 30s C) and may occasional rain too!
Very bigThe zoo is so big that we could not finish walking. By the time we reached halfway, we were exhuasted. Had to rest few times before moving. In the end we skipped alot of area and took the train to take the maokong gondola instead. The taipei zoo will need at least 1 ful day or so if you want to explore every animals. There is macdonalds in the zoo so the kids will love it.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Incredibly depressing zooI am genuinely perplexed by the positive reviews of this zoo. A friend convinced me to go, against my better judgement, and I immediately regretted it. The enclosures were tiny and none of the swimming areas had any water in for the animals. The elephants had a sprinkler to huddle under and one of them was continently butting his/her head against one of the rocks due to what I assume was either boredom or insanity. This zoo does nothing for the already poor reputation for this area in regards to animal welfare.
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