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Taiping Zoo




Giraffe, Taiping ZooGiraffe, Taiping Zoo (8 August, 2014)





Taiping Zoo (GPS: 4.85483, 100.75133), also known by its present official name Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah, is the oldest zoological gardens in Malaysia. Founded in 1961, Taiping Zoo is often regarded as one of the best managed zoos in the country. There are a lot of happening events at Taiping Zoo, like the successful Night Safari, which allows visitors to observe norturnal animals from 8:00 to 11:00pm all year round.

Taiping Zoo covers 14.4 hectares (34 acres) of land within the sprawling Taiping Lake Gardens, at the foot of Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut). At last count, there are 1300 animals of 180 species at Taiping Zoo. To create an environment that is sensitive to the animals' natural habitat, Taiping Zoo is gradually introducing new open concept enclosures.

Taiping Zoo on Google Maps Street View




Taiping Zoo is on the map of Taiping

Visiting Hours

Taiping Zoo is open daily from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, including public holidays.

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