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
- , Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
- Accessibility for the Disabled
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
fun ZooWe visited the Taipei Zoo after our Gondola ride. We went down the South Gate exit of the Gondola ride which was a good call because if we had started at the Taipei Zoo's main gate, we would need to walk uphill but if you enter the South Gate, the walk around the zoo would be downhill and thus, easier on the legs. It was a good zoo with interesting animals up close. Special tickets were given for us to enter the Panda enclosure. Our kids would have wanted to stay longer but it closes at 5 pm.
Relaxing and fruitful visit !!!A zoo that you can see many kinds of animals irrespective of their sizes, habits, living environment, indoor or outdoor, day or night, herbivore or carnivore, ... The zoo is divided into many sections / zones so you may go direct to see what you are interested. There are quite a lot resting areas with food / drinks supplies to ease your walk. Also, if you do not want to walk across the entire zoo (may be a little bit hot during summer time) then you can take the in-zoo train that costs you $5 per trip. Well, there is a cable car station inside the zoo if you also plan to visit the Maokong on the same day !!!
Taipei Zoo at must visit.For me that has two teens with me, very much appreciate the zoo. I suggest to go when they open for it's kinda a long walk. You can ride the maokong gondola to the top and when you go down, stop at the Taipei Station. And you can start your walk throughout the zoo (much easier for the slopes are going down.
Great city zooWe went on a Saturday, so it was pretty busy and we didn't get a chance to see the pandas. If you really want to see the Pandas, go on a weekday or come early on the weekend (or be prepared to spend the day at the zoo). The cost is very cheap, so you can just go for a few hours and feel you get your money's worth.
Hong Kong, China
One of the best Zoo's in the worldThat's it. Great family friendly zoo with all the amazing wildlife you would hope to see at a zoo. Food options are somewhat limited so bring a packed lunch.
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