Nocturnal animals at Taipei Zoo to have a home again after being displaced for 6 years

Taipei Zoo’s nocturnal denizens will soon meet the public once again with the slated opening of the zoo’s new Tropical Zone House

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Azara’s night monkeys (Photo courtesy of Taipei Zoo)

Azara’s night monkeys (Photo courtesy of Taipei Zoo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Zoo’s nocturnal denizens will soon have a home to meet the public once again with the slated opening of the zoo’s new Tropical Zone House, according to a recent news release posted by Taipei Zoo on its website.

Since the dismantling of the Nocturnal House more than six years ago, many of the nocturnal animals have been relocated to other parts of the zoo, and some of them have remained out of the public eye, according to the release.

With the completion of the Tropical Zone House construction to provide new homes for the nocturnal denizens, animals such as the Azara’s night monkey, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, and pygmy slow loris will soon come together and meet the public again.

“These nocturnal primates usually rest in the day and remain active at night, evolving traits adapted to such lifestyle, including large and round eyes with powerful night vision capabilities even in dim light surroundings,” the document said.

The new Tropical Zone House “recreates the dim lighting environment to simulate the poor illumination during sunset and nighttime,” the release said.

For more information on these nocturnal animals, please visit the Chinese website of Taipei Zoo.

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Zoo)

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Zoo)