I visited Taiping Zoo several times already (including once to the Night Safari), but it is still fun to visit the zoo. If I didn't remember wrongly, this is the fifth time I visit the zoo over the past 7 years. The first time I went there was in 1999. We always go there early in the morning (the zoo open at 8:30 am) whereby the animals are still fresh, less visitors and most importantly.. the weather is still not yet "hot". Imagine walking under the hot sun at 12 pm.. all the animals will be sleeping or yawning by then, or soaking themselves or hiding underwater.. And we will get tired/exhausted and dehydrated easily too as well. The four-couched mini train is available but I never take that.. Prefer walking on foot & get to see the animals at closer view, at my own leisure.
The zoo is very huge, covering an area of 34 acres. Each time we will spend more than 3 hours inside the zoo. It takes at least 3 hours to complete the whole tour (by walking). Reaching there around 8:30 am & by the time we finish walking around, it's almost 12 noon. The taiping zoo practice the "open concept" animal enclosures, taking into consideration the natural habitat of the animals :) To me, the night safari is not so interesting cos most of the animals will be sleeping, and we can't see the animal clearly cos of the dim light. Hehe, any animals lover or any "zoo" lover here? Anyone here been to the Taiping Zoo before? Entrance ticket is
Since we are going to Gua Tempurung after the taiping zoo tour, we didn't stopped by the nearby Maxwell Hill. More animal photos on the way (after I sort out and arrange the photos). Taken several hundred shots of the animals :)