Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo has exhibits on animal and bird species all over the world and is the largest zoo in all of Asia.

The zoo was opened way back in 1914. It’s exhibits include animals from Asia, Australia, Africa and many other zones from all over the globe. The most popular exhibition, however, are the pandas Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, which were received as a gift from Beijing. Pandas are a highly endangered species, endemic to the Asia Pacific region and for that reason very few zoos actually have panda exhibits. There is also a children’s zoo, which have docile and usually domesticated animals such as water buffaloes, pigs, ducks, rabbits, llamas among many others. Other dedicated exhibits are of the Asian and African rainforest areas, desert animals, insects, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and even penguins.