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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 ...

Animal behavior academy opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo has introduced the Animal Behavior Academy — a novel way for the public to learn more about ethology — to serve both recreational and educationa...

Taipei to provide foot traffic indicator for city's popular attractions

People wishing to avoid running into huge crowds will from Wednesday (Feb. 10) be able to stay informed of current foot traffic at any of 19 popular attractions in Taipei via a dedicated web portal. ...

Taipei Zoo to bring in endangered zebra from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo on Monday (Feb. 8) signed an agreement with the Kyoto City Zoo to enhance cooperation on wildlife conservation and will receive an endangered Grevy's ze...

Panda cub Yuan Bao makes first public appearance at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The six-month-old baby panda Yuan Bao (圓寶) made its first public appearance at the Taipei Zoo on Tuesday (Dec. 29), with crowds of panda lovers rushing there early in the ...

Get hot deals by taking Maokong Gondola in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola is inviting members of the public to take pictures with panda-themed designs in its stations and carriages to win preferential deals. Individuals wh...

Dutch office in Taiwan wins race to name baby gorilla

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first gorilla to be born at the Taipei Zoo in its 106-year history will bear the name “Jabali” proposed by the representative office of the Netherlands aft...

Taipei Zoo launches online vote to name its first newborn gorilla

Taipei Zoo started an online poll on Saturday for members of the public to choose a name for the first baby gorilla born at the zoo in its 106-year history. People can choose from one of four names...