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“affordable entrance fees, great for kids.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
No.30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Taipei 11656, Taiwan
02-29382300
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$42*
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Ranked #11 of 306 things to do in Taipei
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest zoo in Asia, this was original a private zoological garden. The giant panda house, Formosan animal area, koala house and Asian tropical rainforest area are of particular note.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Singapore, Singapore
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“affordable entrance fees, great for kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

my kids spent an entire day there.cheap entrance fees - plenty to see, recommend to spend NTWD5 to take a train all the way to see the Penguins and walk.

Visited October 2012
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“only 2 pandas but many koalas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

It's a quite good zoo with many animals statues that you can take a picture with. The Pandas area and Pandas themself are very clean compared to Chengdu which has more natural space and much more Pandas! It's was nice to see Koalas too. The entry is cheap and it worth it. Many trees inside good to walk close the them.

Visited October 2012
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“Zoo with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Took my small children 3 and 5 to the zoo today, very convenient on the MRT which is family friendly and easy to use. There are plenty of lifts, clearly marked, for prams, lots of loos and baby changing rooms. London Underground take note. We bought an MRT 1 day ticket for 250 TD each which included the gondola ride up into the hills, to Maokong. Great experience, a 4km ride over wooded hills and valleys and lots of tea houses serving great food at the top. We sat on a balcony in the Mountain Tea House overlooking the valleys and city in the distance. Lunch was a set menu for 1000 TD. We then made the journey back down via Gondala and walked the short distance to the zoo from the Gondola station.
Top tip for the zoo is to take the road train, 5 TD, up to the top of the zoo which is laid out on a hill and make your way down, thus avoiding a march up the hill, which would be too much for little legs. The road train has space for buggies, my son was asleep and I was able to just carry the buggy and boy into the buggy space at the back of the carriage and sit right next to him during the 5 minute ride up the hill. The zoo was a bargain entrance price, 60 TD, there's plenty of space inside, for humans at least, and lots of seats and tables if you need a rest. Two ice creams, very good and generous portions, were 120 TD. Not bad - the entrance price is the same price as an ice cream.
I was saddened by the sight of the elephants, both clearly bored senseless, swinging their trunks and stepping from side to side, displaying behaviour that showed they had endured years of captivity in a cramped space.
The Tiger also walked up and down alongside the window into its enclosure, only occasionally stopping, delighting the crowds banging on the glass, to roar while clawing at the faces peering in.
The zoo is renovating some animal enclosures, the Hippo house for example. I have to admit that a zoo always makes me feel uncomfortable as I hate to see animals cooped up.
Smaller children had a problem seeing the animals, despite the small pens, because often there were flower beds along the top of the walls which means you have to lift up anyone under say the age of 8.
From almost all parts of the zoo you have a view of the surrounding hills and often glimpse the gondolas making their way up to Maokong.
We went home via the MRT which once again was efficient, spacious and easy to navigate.

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“Good zoo, easy access”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The patrons of the zoo tend to bug the animals and alot of the exhibits are laid out in a manner in which the animals cannot help but be stressed. You cannot keep animals in plain view without offering them a refuge. An amazing amount of animals though and worth the visit.

Visited July 2012
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“animal's welfare is important for the zoo keeper”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The zoo does not have enough space to accomodate the animal from africa and north america such as bison, elephant, zebro, tigers, antelope and etc. These type of animals requires free realm of large space and they are sufferring and in a miserable living condition. Taipei's zoo need to specialize to keep only species who do not requires large living space.

Visited September 2012
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