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Taiwan adds Formosan macaque to list of banned pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in September, people found raising an unregistered Formosan macaque could be liable for a fine of up to NT$250,000 (US$8,320), the Council of Agriculture (COA) an...

Taiwanese macaques abuse alarms after they lose protected species status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports of Formosan macaques being mistreated are on the rise after the primate endemic to Taiwan was removed from the list of protected species in 2019, animal welfare gr...

Monkeys intrude into rural community in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Formosan macaques entered a rural community in Yunlin County to search for food on Tuesday (March 1), causing residents to arm themselves with sticks, clubs, an...

Woman attacked by macaques at zoo in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cleaner at Kaohsiung's Shou Shan Zoo was recently attacked by a dozen Formosan macaques while having breakfast and as a result had a left hand fracture. The 60-ye...

Taiwan monkeys create chaos on school campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts set off firecrackers on Friday morning (Oct. 23) to keep away a pack of Formosan macaques that have recently made a school campus their playground, harassing stude...

Grieving mother Taiwanese macaque seen carrying lost baby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grieving mother Formosan macaque has been observed carrying the body of her baby who was hit by a vehicle around Yushan National Park’s Tataka area, according to C...

Photo of obese monkey prompts calls for visitors to stop feeding Formosan macaques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo posted on Facebook on Saturday (April 11) showing an obese Formosan macaque at a popular attraction in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung prompted many socia...

More than 100 cherry trees planted along Paoma Historic Trail in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government and private organizations worked together to plant more than 100 cherry trees along the middle section of the Paoma Historic Trail (跑馬古道) on Feb. 23, Luodong Forest ...

Top 10 places to visit in Taiwan with Kids

Being a parent in Taiwan can be tough. Speaking as someone with kids myself I know that it can be a constant battle to keep them amused. Taiwan is not always the most child-friendly of places. Traditi...