Zoo Taiping

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Taiping Zoo
Zoo Taiping (Malay)
Location Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
Coordinates 4°51′14″N 100°44′0″E / 4.85389°N 100.73333°E / 4.85389; 100.73333Coordinates: 4°51′14″N 100°44′0″E / 4.85389°N 100.73333°E / 4.85389; 100.73333
Land area 34 acres (14 ha)
Number of animals 1300
Number of species 180
Memberships SEAZA[1]
Website www.zootaiping.gov.my

Zoo Taiping (Malay for Taiping Zoo) is a zoological park located at Bukit Larut, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Established in 1961, Taiping Zoo is the oldest Zoo in Malaysia.[2][3][4]

It is one of the major zoological parks in Malaysia. It covers 34 acres (14 ha) and exhibits 1300 animals representing 180 species of amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.[5] It also has a night safari.[6] As the only zoo in North Malaysia, it tends to receive a large amount of visitors. It houses the largest number of stump-tailed macaques in Malaysia, which is thirteen, compared to six at the National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara) and five at the Malacca Zoo.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEAZA Membership List". seaza.org. SEAZA. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Consolidate Taiping Zoo with Zoo Negara by MAK YIM SEONG, Kuala Lumpur, The Star, 15 Dec 2004
  3. ^ Sister Zoo for Taiping Zoo Planned; BERNAMA News Services 27 Oct 2004; Sarawak Tribune, 28 Oct 2004
  4. ^ The Department of Veterinary Services, Perak, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Haiwan, Perak.
  5. ^ About the Zoo --About Us
  6. ^ Night Safari --Night Safari Main
  7. ^ Stump-Tailed Macaque --The Star

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