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2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to kick off Feb. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 12 and Feb. 15, which will see hundreds of flying lanterns dotting the night skies. The traditional folk cu...

Taipei Zoo’s capybaras sneak out of pen for quick stroll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A capybara pup and its mother escaped their pen at the Taipei Zoo after zookeepers left a gate open during maintenance on Tuesday (Nov. 7). Liberty Times cited Taipei Z...

Golden marmosets debut in Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that two male golden lion tamarins from the Singapore Zoo have been settled in the Pangolin Dome and are ready to meet the publ...

Taipei Zoo to hand-raise motherless koala joey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the euthanization of a nursing koala named Grace at the Taipei Zoo, zookeepers are now hand-raising her joey named — Joey. The Taipei Zoo said a veterin...

Prague mayor eagerly prepares for arrival of Taipei Zoo pangolins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo is currently preparing a pair of pangolins for a trip to Prague in March, Mayor Zdenek Hrib shared on his Facebook page on Saturday (Nov. 13). Hrib wrote...

Double Ten Day sees Taipei's zoos and museums full to capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo and Taipei Astronomical Museum were filled to capacity on Sunday (Oct. 10), CNA reported. Taipei Zoo said that a line formed in front of the zoo before openi...

Baby tapir greets Taipei Zoo visitors for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newborn tapir Mo Huadou (貘花豆) will be roaming her outdoor enclosure with her mother Molly (貘莉) on sunny days starting on Monday (Sept. 20), Taipei Zoo announced in a p...

Taipei’s Maokong Gondola to close from Sept. 13 until mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in its 15-year history, Taipei City’s Maokong Gondola will have its overhead cables replaced, requiring the popular attraction to close from Sept....

Taipei Animal Shelter rebuilding plans halted, new location discussed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the “Taipei Animal Protection Month” press conference on Thursday (Sept. 2), Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) addressed rumors that Taipei Animal S...

Taipei Zoo holds vote for baby tapir name, welcomes flamingo eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo is currently holding a public voting event on Facebook to name a newborn tapir, and on Wednesday (Sept. 1) the zoo issued a press release to welcome the newest ...

Taipei's Maokong Gondola to undergo cable replacement until December

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — After operating for 15 years, the Maokong Gondola will have its cables replaced starting in September, Metro Taipei announced on Friday (Aug. 20). Metro Taipei updated the h...

Parents happy Taipei Zoo reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo partially reopened on Sunday (Aug. 1) after having been closed for more than two months, CNA reported. The Taipei Zoo began to operate at a reduced capac...

Taipei Zoo to livestream leopard cats leaving for survival training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of leopard cats born at the Taipei Zoo will embark on a journey to learn the skills required for life in their natural habitat, and the event will be livestreamed o...

Taipei Zoo's rare animals come out of hiding due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Zoo closed its doors to the public to prevent more domestic transmissions of COVID-19, its rarest animals found the courage to come out of hiding, reports sai...

Taipei shuts down National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15), some of Taipei City’s main tourist attractions shut down. Sites usually pac...