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Timings : Night Safari - 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Daily
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM on Saturday nights and public holidays
Zoo Taiping - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM - Open on Monday to Sunday and public holidays

Taiping Zoo Entry Fees : Adult: RM 16
Children between 3 to 12 years of age: RM 8
Senior citizens who are 60 years of age or above: RM 8

Time Required: : 1 hour

Night Safari Ticket Price : Adult: RM 20
Children between 3 to 12 years of age: RM 10
Senior citizens who are 60 years of age or above: RM 10
Night Safari Mini Train: Free

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Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Taiping Overview

Taiping Zoo, also known as the Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah, is a zoological park in Taiping, Perak state of Malaysia. This menagerie enjoys a scenic location at the Taiping Lake Gardens and is positioned right at the foot of the Maxwell or Larut hill. Dwelling over a vast area of 34 acres, this wildlife park is currently home to more than 2000 animals which includes 180 indigenous and exotic species of amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.

The wildlife here comprises Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Hippopotamus, Giraffes, Hornbills, OrangUtans, Malaysian Tiger, Lion, Siamang, Deer, Nilgai, Night Heron, and a lot more. This zoo also features some open-air animal enclosures throughout the night safari where the visitors can catch a glimpse of some nocturnal animals that are displayed using artificial moon-light. 

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Exhibits at Taiping Zoo

  • There is a sizable African savannah boasting of giraffes, grant’s zebra, nyala, red lechwe, ostrich, greater flamingo, grey crowned crane, demoiselle crane, yellow-billed stork, and African spoonbill. There’s a massive lake in this savannah which is home to Nile hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, and African lion. 
  • You will also find the Australian exhibit which involves a group of black swan, magpie geese, emu, radjah shelduck, agile wallaby, and southern cassowary. Also, there are certain enclosures dedicated to orangutans, leopard cats, and chimpanzees. There are rare nocturnal animals housed here like a marbled cat, flat-headed cat, Asian golden cat, short-tailed mongoose, Asian small-clawed otter, clouded leopard, small- toothed palm civet, masked palm civet, common palm civet, and large Indian civet. 
  • This park also houses animals like black panther, sun bear, white-handed gibbon, Malayan tapir, Malayan tiger, and Asian elephant.

How to Reach Taiping Zoo

Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state in Malaysia is situated approximately 180 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur. This Ipoh city easily connects with the Taiping town through trains, buses, and taxis.

Train - You can embark on a train journey from Ipoh to Taiping. Subsequently, you will have to walk for a couple of minutes from the Taiping railway station to reach the Taiping zoo. This entire journey will cost you about 50 minutes. The trains disembarking at Taiping are frequently available after every 2 hours.  
Ticket: RM 16 - RM 19 

Taxi - Grab a taxi from the Ipoh city that will directly leave you at the Taiping Zoo. Your charges for this journey will fall in the range of RM 150 to RM 190. Taxi services Ipoh, Grab taxi, and BK Radio teksi are some of the taxi providers that will take you to the zoo.

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