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
Family favourite has long historyI can well remember the first Taipei Zoo in Zhongshan North Road, which was established in the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945). The old Zoo had a certain charm, but the new zoo in Mucha is much better. The new zoo is said to be one of the largest in Asia. The pandas and the koalas are crowd favourites. The koalas are known as "wu wei sheng" or "no tail bears." The Zoo is affordable for families. It is the last stop on the MRT Brown Line, not far from the Mucha Gondola. Animals don't need much explaining and keep children amused for hours.
Animals around the City!The Taipei Zoo was a place people young and old can learn much about animals. The big collections of animals can educate us all of what we should do to share this planet earth. Clean place and very relaxing atmosphere makes the learning and experience great. I just hope that they will add more bear to make the 2 lonely bears in separate cage happier.
The zoo I liked the mostI'm not a fan of zoo coz I get easily bored but this one's different maybe because the place was huge & i'd got to see animals that aren't available in our country. I really like this zoo, it's relaxing, clean, not crowded & can be enjoyed by a family. Food are available around & there's a 7/11 inside. I also enjoyed shopping for souvenirs, a number of souvenir shops are available.. The location is very accessible, with the nearest train stallion. But the winning factor is the entrance fee, very affordable so if you visit Taipei, you should not miss this out.
Giant pandas are highlight of visitDuring my January trip to Taipei, I went to the Taipei zoo. It is a lovely zoo filled with tropical plants and trees. I enjoyed the walk through the park-like area. There was a steep incline but people with wheelchairs were able to navigate it. I enjoyed my visit with the giant pandas. This, of course, was a highlight of the zoo. I was lucky to be there when one of the pandas was eating. Beware there are still squat toilets although western-style toilets are available. McDonald's has even hit the Taipei zoo. The line there was long. I ate lunch in the Panda House. Entrance is only $2. this is definitely a way to spend a few hours on a beautiful day.
London, United Kingdom
Probably the 'best' zoo in AsiaI've been to this zoo a couple of times and I think it is one of the 'best in Asia - admission prices are cheap (60 TWD adults, 30 TWD for students) and the park is well laid out with lots of theming and room for animal - the best sections are the panda house (you get a timed ticket on entry) plus the temperate section (red panda!). There are some ongoing restorations but it is still worth a visit - combine it with the cable car.
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