The Mucha Zoo, which is sometimes called the Taipei Zoo, is located in Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the city. Founded in 1914, it is the most famous zoo in Taiwan, and draws countless thousands of visitors every year. The zoo is dedicated to the conservation of animals and the education of the public on just how important these creatures are to the planet.
The zoo has two main sections: the outdoor display areas and the indoor display areas
The Outdoor Display Areas
In the Formosan Animal Area, you can see some of the most famous animals to inhabit the land of Taiwan. You can find clouded leopards, otters, Asiatic black bears, flying fox, Chinese pangolin, and more here. The interesting animals are some that you won't see in many other zoos around the globe.
Traveling through the Asian Tropical Rainforests Area, you will encounter some of the most beautiful and fascinating creatures in the world. See the Bengal tiger, the leopard, and funny monkeys called macaque. The area does a great job of simulating an actual tropical rainforest.
A section of the outdoor displays that is sure to be a hit with the kids is the Children's Zoo, where they can get firsthand experience with a variety of domestic creatures, including rabbits, donkeys, geese, pigs, guinea pigs, buffalo, and even miniature horses. In fact, more than just the little ones will have a good time here – you are sure to smile no matter your age.
You will find many more great areas and animals to see in the outdoor displays. It is a fun place to explore.
The Indoor Display Areas
The Insectarium is one of the newest additions to the zoo, and features a variety of amazing insects, including more than 125 different species of butterfly. If you like things that creep and crawl, you will like it here. Amphibian and Reptile House has a variety of creatures ranging from tiny frogs to monstrous pythons. Many more fun and interesting exhibits await you at the indoor displays.
While the zoo features a number of different animals, it is also the home to more than 500 different species of plants. The gardens in and around the Taipei Zoo are lush and well taken care of, and are almost as much of a tourist attraction as the animals themselves. You can walk through the fern garden and see some of the amazing topiary in the other parts of the zoo. It is quite amazing.