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Taipei Zoo’s answer to bird collisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo has come up with a simple but clever way of preventing birds from hitting windows — by decorating the glass with lots of white dots. This approach to p...

Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle dies at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A globally endangered Asian giant softshell turtle has died at the Taipei Zoo after it was found missing from the pond where it had been kept in Taichung. During a ques...

Taiwan's top 10 Halloween events!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Halloween just around the corner, Taiwan News has selected 10 exciting events to help you party through the spooky weekend: Resurrected: Full Moon Fever (Resu...

Woman dies after falling from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station

A woman died after falling from the Taipei Zoo Station of the Maokong Gondola line Saturday morning. According to the Taipei City Fire Department, it received an emergency call at around 11:48 a.m....

Anteater still missing from Taipei Zoo after late-night escape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo said Thursday (Oct. 15) that a three-year-old collared anteater that escaped from the tropical rainforest area last month has yet to be found. According ...

Taipei’s Maokong Gondola offers Moon Festival discount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If you lack plans for the Mid-Autumn Festival, consider a gondola ride up to Maokong, taking advantage of a discounted ride to admire the moonlit views of the Taipei grid ...

Of pangolins and PPE: Taipei and Prague mayors claim sister-city successes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of Taipei and Prague appeared together Friday (Sept. 4) to announce the sister cities have reached an accord on projects large and small during the Czech delega...

Beijing's threats against Czech senate president 'completely unacceptable': Prague mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib has said Beijing's threats against the Senate President of the Czech Republic, Milos Vystrcil, are “completely unacceptable.&rd...

Taipei Zoo to send two pangolins to Prague Zoo

The Taipei Zoo will send two pangolins as gifts to the Prague Zoo as part of an animal exchange agreement between the two cities, which forged sisterhood ties earlier this year, a spokesman for the zo...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Taipei Zoo’s second giant panda cub growing fast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mother panda Yuan Yuan (圓圓) was at first nervous in taking care of her newborn, but she has since become a skilled nurturer. The baby panda Yuan Zai-mei (圓仔妹) is 45 day...

Taipei Zoo's giant panda gives birth to second cub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Zoo's giant panda welcomed her second baby on Sunday (June 28). The giant panda Yuanyuan (圓圓) gave birth to her second cub You Zai (幼仔) after suffering five ...

Taipei Zoo closes for 10 days as annual overhaul begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo announced Monday (June 16) via a press release that it will close for 10 days from June 15 – 24 to give the facilities an overhaul. Work done will incl...

Taipei councilor suggests shorter Maokong Gondola operation time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Maokong Gondola could reduce its operation time if Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) accepts a city councilwoman's suggestion that the gondola only operat...

Taipei Zoo, Maokong gondola to suspend services for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo will suspend services for maintenance for 19 days in May and 10 days in June, respectively, according to their press releases. Taipei...