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Taipei Zoo launches summer evening program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Zoo will remain open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays during the summer, while adding activities from night safaris to outdoor markets, reports said Wednesday (July 6). ...

Taipei Zoo to offer evening visits and summer camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo will extend opening hours until 9 p.m. every Saturday from July 9 to Aug. 27. An evening ticket costs NT$30 (US$1), the zoo said in a press release. The zoo ...

Taipei Zoo to close for 11 days for summer recess

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo will be closed between June 20 and 30 for an 11-day summer recess, according to a press release issued by the zoo on June 1. The zoo reminded those planning ...

Surprising reason white goose at Taipei Zoo turns gray

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One may be tempted to believe that all geese love water but there is an exception at Taipei Zoo — a white goose that looks unbelievably messy because it dares not ta...

Prague Zoo gets Taiwanese pangolins after fallout with China

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague’s zoo has introduced a pair of critically endangered Chinese pangolins to the public. It is only the the second animal park on the European continent to have the animals. ...

Taipei Zoo's pangolins become a Prague love story

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Taipei Zoo’s pangolins arrived at Prague Zoological Garden on Thursday evening (April 14), where zookeepers hope they will reproduce. The pangolin loan pro...

Taipei Zoo animals would be evacuated according to extinction risk in event of war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of zoo animals in Ukraine becoming victims of Russia's invasion of the country, Taipei Zoo has said that in the event of war, the safety of zoo personnel is t...

Taipei plans to double zoo admission for out-of-town visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A twofold increase of ticket prices at the Taipei Zoo may be in the making for out-of-town visitors, according to a city official. Tickets currently cost NT$60 for adul...

Taipei partially lifts COVID curbs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has announced it will relax its COVID-19 restrictions effective Tuesday (Feb. 15), as city officials believe the local outbreak has been brought under control. T...

Taipei Zoo's chimpanzees receive 'lucky bags' ahead of Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Zookeepers at the Taipei Zoo have made “Spring Festival lucky bags” for chimpanzees, filling handmade burlap pouches with their favorite snacks to encourage th...

Newborn chicks at Taipei Zoo imprint on zookeeper, follow everywhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After imprinting five chicks on a zookeeper upon hatching in an incubator in 2021, the now-adult chickens continue to follow her around whenever they hear her voice. Ac...

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...