Taiping Zoo

It was just my boy and me during our trip to the north recently sending my mom, sis and her kids back home. The car was full and my husband could not tag along. Sis is living with her now and am happy that there will someone to take care of mom. I will drive up north again to visit her every now and then. Mom wants to be close to her elder sister.

On the way back to KL, Yassin and me dropped by Taiping Zoo. He had been pestering me to drop by each time we travel up north. The brown signboards of Taiping Zoo along the expressway really caught his eyes. I made his wish came true and he is one happy young lad.

Taiping Zoo is located in a lovely natural setting in Taiping Lake Gardens close to the foot of the Larut Hill (Maxwell Hill). The beautiful natural setting with streams, lakes and abundance of flora gives the zoo a unique advantage of being able to use nature to its best.

Covering an area of 34 acres, the Taiping Zoo exhibits nearly 1,300 animals representing more than 180 different animal species. These include giraffe, tiger, bear, orang utan, chimpanzee, crocodile, elephant and others. Having an “Open Concept”, Taiping Zoo keeps animals landscaped in spacious enclosures that match natural habitat of animals. Like Singapore Zoo, Taiping Zoo also The Taiping Night Safari is a first of its kind in Malaysia.

Ok. let’s take a look at the animals!


Marmoset monkeys.

Estuarine Crocodile -the largest living reptile! The head is large with a heavy snout. The crocodile’s back is covered with ridges that provide protective armour and act to conceal the crocodile’s movement below the surface of the water.

Civet. Civet is a nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, especially the tropical forests.

Yassin and Sambar deer.

Sambar deer.

Barred Eagle Owl. Also called the Malay Eagle Owl, this owl is recognisable by their prominent ear-tufts.

African Lion.  Its most famous feature is the mane, which only male lion has The mane is yellow when the lion is young and darkens with age.

Smooth Otter. This type otter is listed as a vulnerable species. Their range and population are shrinking due to loss of wetland habitat and contamination of waterways by pesticides.




Taiping Zoo opens around the year of the year including Sundays & Public Holidays from 8.30am to 6.00pm. Admission fee is RM12.00 for adult and RM8.00 for children.

Should you be interested in adopting animals, you can read the information >here<. Prospective “foster parents” are expected to bear the cost of maintaining the animals for ONE YEAR. For an annual contribution of RM50.00 – 499.00, you get 2 free passes to Taiping Zoo; each pass permits free entry for 2 adults and 4 children. Your contribution is tac deductable.

Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Tel: 605 – 8086577 Fax: 605 – 806 6025.
E-mail : zootaiping@zootaiping.gov.my

Can you guess what is Yassin looking at?






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  1. Ada badak air tak kat Zoo Taiping, love? Hehehe could Yassin be looking at them or for them? Otherwise, Taiping used to be known for its elephants. Ada lagi ke? Zoos are always a fun and informative place to visit. But sometimes sedih tengok the animals there.

  2. K. Em, baru-baru ni saya pergi program Volunteer Zoo Negara. Saya kena cuci kandang seladang, unta, tapir dan juga ke kandang harimau…… Memang terbaik lah…. Siap boleh peluk-peluk tapir tu hehehe

      1. Pelukkkk…. peluk kandang je lah heheheh. (Peluk kandang pun tak berani tau..errrrr) Gril ja pemisah kami. Itu pun rasa nak gugur jantung bila dia terkam kat gril dan mengaum…

  3. Taiping Zoo memang antara zoo yang “worth visit”, suasananya memang best….saya telah melawati zoo tersebut 2 kali and looking forward untuk pergi lagi…..

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