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Tour to Taiping Zoo, Malaysia

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Published on Mar 8, 2012

Taiping Zoo is special in its own way. It 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.

'Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah' or the Taiping Zoo, which is located at the Lake Gardens in Taiping, is the only Zoo in the North of Peninsular Malaysia. Covering an area of 34 acres, the Taiping Zoo has embarked on an expansion programme which includes the building of new "Open Concept" animal enclosures. These enclosures which take into consideration the natural habitat of the respective animal, has been favourably received by the public-both for its inherent beauty and thoughtful design.
Taiping Zoo is currently home to more than 180 species of animals totalling - 1,300 individuals. These include Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Hippopotamus, Giraffes, Hornbills, Orang Utans and others. Furthermore, attempts to breed these animals have been very successful. This has seen the proliferation of such animals like the Malaysian Tiger, Lion, Siamang, Deer, Nilgai, Night Heron and many others

A promotional video on Perak's Taiping Zoo by 88Holidays.Zoo Taiping is a zoological park located at Bukit Larut, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Established in 1961, Taiping Zoo is the oldest Zoo in Malaysia.
Located within the Taiping Lake Gardens and by the foot of Maxwell Hill, Taiping Zoo houses both local and exotic wildlife in excellent lush surroundings, making it a popular spot for family outings. Established in 1961, it is oldest zoo in the country and the only Zoo in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

Enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of some of Malaysia's wild animals in an enclave of natural settings with streams, lakes and abundance of flora.

More than 180 species of fauna totalling 1300 individuals including birds, reptiles and mammals can be observed within the new "Open Concept" animal enclosures. These enclosures are closely modelled after the natural habitat of the respective animal and has well-received by the public. Among the wildlife here are the endangered species such as the whitehead eagle (Brahmini Kita/Halistur Indus), honey bears (Helactus Malayanus), black panthers, Orang Utans, the Malaysian elephants and tigers. There are also a host of animals from foreign lands including the African lions.

The zoo is open from 8.30am to 6pm daily and the animal feeding time is usually from 10am to 12pm.
It is one of the major zoological parks in Malaysia. It covers 34 acres and exhibits 1300 animals representing 180 species of amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.It also has a night safari.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.For more great deals on tour and holiday trips to famous tourism destinations in Malaysia, visit our website at http://www.88holidays.com or http://www.facebook.com/88Holidays

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