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Animal rights advocates urge action on steel-jaw traps in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Animal welfare advocates in Taiwan are calling for tighter regulations on steel-jaw traps, which cause life-threatening injuries among the country’s wildlife. ACT...

Taiwan releases Formosan black bear into wild for second time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear who bothered farmers was released into the wild for a second time but in a more remote part of Taichung City’s Mount Dongmao, the Council of Ag...

Formosan black bear sightings reported in Taiwan's Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving several reports of Formosan black bear sightings this month, Yushan National Park Headquarters has urged hikers and visitors to exercise caution and respec...

Taiwan black bear spotted on Yushan National Park road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear was seen crossing a mountain road in Yushan National Park on Sunday (Aug. 22). A former Yushan National Park worker was driving along Provincial H...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...

Ad showing Formosan black bears slaving for pandas angers Taiwan politician

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad showing Formosan black bears toiling away as coolies for pandas has angered a member of the Taipei City Council because she sees it as a symbol of Taiwanese being su...

Timber thief arrested for killing Taiwan's endangered black bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A timber thief has been arrested for killing an endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) after authorities found a photo of him posing with the slain a...

Plight of Taiwan's rare Formosan black bear covered by CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 23-year effort to document and protect the Formosan black bear by a Taiwanese conservationist was covered by CNN on Sunday (June 9). In an interview with CNN published o...

Visit ‘Trail of Ferns’ in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Walami Trail is located within the eastern boundary of the Yushan National Park. Walami means ferns in Japanese, and the name reflects the abundance of the plants along the ...

Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway

The second Taiwan Film Festival Berlin kicked off May 5 in the German capital, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s movie production sector through screenings of six innovative works. R...

Photo of the Day: 'Letter' from Taiwan leopard cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As online speculation heats up over the potential arrival of cuddly pandas from Communist China at the Kaohsiung Zoo, the Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan released a photo yes...

Taipei Zoo animals treated to Mid-Autumn Festival feast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, animals at Taipei Zoo were treated to a feast of pomelos and specially-made mooncakes on Sept. 24. Mooncakes were given to member...

Jiaming Lake National Trail and mountain huts in eastern Taiwan to be reopened on Sep. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Jiaming Lake National Trail will be reopened on Sep. 6 after the emergency closure on August 22 following four incidents of Formosan black bears intruding into mountain huts in ...

Jiaming Lake National Trail in eastern Taiwan closed due to intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Jiaming Lake National Trail will be closed for 15 days due to recent intrusions of Formosan black bears into mountain huts, starting Wednesday (August 22), while authorities...

Taipei Zoo to hold birthday party for star panda Yuan Zai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo is planning a big party to celebrate the fifth birthday of Yuan Zai (圓仔), the zoo’s famous panda, this Friday (July 6) and has invited Yuan Zai’...