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Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
Ranked #13 of 589 things to do in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Like so much of the infrastructure in this city, the high speed rail worked flawlessly to take us to the zoo and the route passes through some interesting parts of the city you might not otherwise see.

I reside in a city that arguably has the world's best zoo (no, not Congress in Washington, DC) but this one was still worth a visit. In San Diego's zoo the pandas are shy and distant and spend much of their time eating bamboo leaves. In Taipei the huge structure for the pandas allow visitors to get up close to the windows and view the animals directly and to take up close pictures. The pandas on the day we visited were anything but shy!

The rest of the zoo was very well designed with modern natural settings for the animals to roam around in. There were also attractive small lakes and gardens quite peaceful and serene.

Note: the day we visited had temperatures that were setting records for the highest temperatures every recorded in the city ever. There were not many areas to escape the heat so if you're going during a heat wave bring a hat and sunscreen and lots of water.

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"panda exhibit"
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"giant pandas"
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"baby panda"
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"entrance fee"
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"maokong gondola"
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"wide variety of animals"
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"animals seem"
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"brown line"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visit Taipei Zoo on 10/10, Taiwan National Day, so ticket only cost NT30, I think cheapest in the world.

Many people on that day since it's their holiday. However not so crowd because the zoo is big enough. A lot of animals like panda, leopard, penguin and wolf that seldom see in my country.

Queue for riding train is very long but not need to wait so long. Can visit together MaoKung cable car, there is a cable car station link to Mao Kung inside the zoo.

Thank raylim888
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great value for money, and really good exercise. For the most part, the exhibits are modern and appear well kept. More information could be given on the animals, and there was a noticeable lack of staff outside of the gift shop/food areas.

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very well kept zoo with lots of tropical plants around the zoo grounds. Has
also got lots of exotic animals from
Africa. Female Panda has given birth a
few months ago, so keep an eye out for
a baby Panda on display. The Amphibians & Reptiles section was
full of information & interesting facts.

Thank afong138
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

The zoo is quite poorly maintain Some animal are confined in small area. The zoo ticket is cheap (NT60). I believe this is cheapest zoo to see panda. The panda is cute.

Thank kokhy
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