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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...

Taipei MRT launches card that makes train noises for 25th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system will launch a special card featuring a train that makes noises and flashes its headlights...

Maokong Gondola in Taipei to suspend service for 100 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola will suspend service for 100 days for maintenance starting Aug. 30, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced on Tuesday (April 13). The mon...

Photo of the Day: New batch of leopard cats at Taipei Zoo revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of three leopard cat kittens posted by the Taipei Zoo have gone viral. On Monday (April 12), the zoo posted photos of three kittens born to resident leopard cat ...

Taipei Zoo introduces rare monkeys from Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five endangered monkeys will soon meet the public at Taipei Zoo as part of a conservation project in collaboration with Singapore. Two male golden lion tamarins, also k...

Patas monkey escapes from Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A patas monkey named “Nan Dao” is on the loose, the Taipei Zoo announced Tuesday (March 16), cautioning the public to keep a safe distance and report any sight...

Newly completed bike path connects Bitan with Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly completed bike path beside the Jingmei River in New Taipei City will enable cyclists to ride from the Bitan Scenic Area all the way to the Taipei Zoo without hav...

Taiwan gorilla Bao Bao has first offspring

Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands last month welcomed its 50th newborn gorilla, which was sired by a 35-year-old silverback named Bao Bao, from Taipei Zoo, the zoo said in a press release Frida...

Endangered leopard cat gives birth to 3 kittens at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leopard cat gave birth to three kittens at Taipei Zoo, the first time in 20 years that such an event has occurred in captivity, the zoo said Wednesday (March 3). The ...