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“Very nice place but needs improvement please.”

Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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88 reviews
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“Very nice place but needs improvement please.”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

The place is wide & nice to have a walk around the zoo with animals along the journey BUT we feel sorry for the animals as their place was full with bushes & looks so messy. Fortunately the animals are well fed. Does it hurts to chop off the bushes?? Even the water for hippo is full with green algae on top. Cant they have running water? The only place i see is tidy was the giraffe & zebra place.

Or maybe paint the rails and iron hand rest at each animals place? I dont think u need to do that too often in a year as it takes some time for the iron bar to rust again. Pity the animals.

BUSHES AT THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE REST THEIR HAND TO WATCH THE ANIMAL?? Thats not pleasant to the eyes.The tram was using diesel & the smoke came through to all the visitor that was on that tram. So disturbing and the tram was so old & it clearly needs repair as it shut down few times as we were on the tram. Overall, it was nice but a waste if they did not take care of the looks of the zoo itself.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Poor upkeep”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very poor maintenance of such a nice place.the animals are so looking so unhealthy.no upkeep of the place. The whole place needs to be cleaned up.Animals look so malnutrition.Most of the areas in the zoo looked so rundown.The tramcars with the guides too looked so rundown.Most of the animals are no more there. What a shame.it was a nice place when I visited with my family a few years back but recently now we went back and found the zoo looking so horrible.

Visited November 2013
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selangor
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“Injured Animals in dirty compound”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Some of the animals seem to have injuries on their bodies and joints, mainly the camels. Other animals seem to be too skinny for their body. The water in the tanks were also muddy and extremely dirty and filled with moss. The otter/beaver tank was disgusting although the animals were not there that time (i hope they clean it before putting the animals back in)

The zoo compound encompasses about 2.5km by foot, but there is a tram that could take you around and the driver will introduce the animals to you. But I would recommend families to go on foot so that the kids are able to see the animals better. There is plenty of trees so there is enough shade.

They are currently fixing the elephant compound so the elephants are not viewable to public for the time being. But there are other interesting animals such as the sunbear, orang utan, hippos, rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and many more.

Many of the animals were napping when I went (around noon), so I would recommend you to visit during the mornings or late evenings when it is not as hot so the animals will come out and roam about.

Visited November 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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143 reviews
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“Zoo afternoon”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

There were no crowds as it was a working Thursday so my family of 4 could walk leisurely around the zoo. We did not take the internal tram and decided to walk and i must say that it is a very well organised zoo. The animals look good and the layout of the whole place was fine as well. They are currently building new areas to house the different animals and i enjoyed my 2 hours there with my 6 year old gal as well.
Tip: If you have a Taiping (as stated in the IC) born person going to the zoo with you, ask him/her to buy the tickets as all Taiping residents get a 50% discount on ticket price.

Visited October 2013
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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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“Better than expected”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

The animals all looked ok and seemed to have space etc. They had a lot of animals you wouldn't have expected, sadly our feet were too tired to do it all again on the night safari

Visited September 2013
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