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Taiwan funds civilian patrols to protect endangered leopard cats

The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday shared the results of a pilot program in central Taiwan's Nantou County, in which local residents can receive government grants to form patrols to help p...

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 ...

Leopard cat that escaped Taipei Zoo found after three weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An endangered leopard cat that escaped from Taipei Zoo three weeks ago was found Wednesday (Dec. 9) by zookeepers in a trap cage near the otter exhibit. The 3-year-old ...

Young leopard cat saved after suspected car accident in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens helped a cyclist identify an animal injured by the side of a Nantou road as a rare leopard cat, marking only the second one out of 15 this year to survive an alle...

Missing anteater returns to Taipei Zoo

[Last update: Dec. 7 at 12:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being in the wild more than three months, a missing anteater was finally found by hikers on Sunday (Dec. 7) and has been returned t...

Leopard cat escapes from Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An endangered leopard cat (石虎) escaped from its enclosure at the Taipei Zoo over the weekend, but zoo officials did not disclose the escape until Wednesday (Nov. 25). K...

Russian artist sends regards to Taiwan with masked leopard cat illustration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russian illustrator Katya Molodtsova, who visited Taiwan at the invitation of the government last year, has sent her greetings to Taiwan with a leopard cat illustration am...

Revised edition of Taiwan's leopard cat-themed train to start running

The popular district train liveried in the theme of Taiwan's only surviving wild cat -- the leopard cat -- will make a revised appearance, with the updated edition of the train set to make its mai...

Taiwan's Forestry Bureau makes a mark with hand-drawn calendars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 hand-drawn calendar made by Taiwan's Forestry Bureau and Seeddesign is selling out rapidly to people who cannot get enough of nature in their daily lives. ...

Poultry farmers in Taiwan support leopard cat protection despite losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s poultry farmers have demonstrated their unwavering support for leopard cat conservation despite suffering losses inflicted upon by the endangered species. ...

Taiwan nature photographer shares thrilling stories behind his photos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nature photographer Hsu Jen-hsiu (徐仁修) was invited to be a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's Celebrity Interviews unit. I-Fun Learning is ...

Young leopard cat found dead in northwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In Miaoli County, the new year began with the find of a dead leopard cat near a school, possibly a victim of hunger and cold weather. Last year, the region recorded at ...

Best spots to admire Taipei 101 New Year fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) has recommended six of the best spots on Elephant Mountain (象山) for the public to enjoy Taipei 101’s New Year fi...

Taipei announces traffic restrictions for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s fashionable eastern shopping district will once again host the annual Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks, as well as a concert with rock band Mayday....

Miaoli first municipality in Taiwan to pass law protecting leopard cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Miaoli County passed legislation protecting leopard cats on Tuesday (Dec. 10), becoming the first municipality in Taiwan to enact a law dedicated to the conservation of a ...