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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...

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...