Taipei Zoo - Newshttp://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=104032Taipei Zoo - NewsenMon, 29 May 2017 09:38:12 GMT20 Conservation of the Taipei Frog has taken actions!     Since 1999, the Taipei Zoo has worked with the Agriculture Department, New Taipei City Government and other units as well. They have continued to search for methods to recover and maintain the wild habitats of Taipei frogs. By the cooperation of Taipei City and New Taipei City in working together to breed frogs in the Taipei Zoo, the return of Taipei frogs from the zoo to the wild wetlands would be accomplished soon. If their habitat is destroyed, not only Taipei frogs are deprived of their home but also other residents from those ponds, entire food webs, and important ecological functions may be destroyed. These functional losses will cause large amounts of carbon releasing into the atmosphere, which may accelerate Global Warming and affect human existence.
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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw209568443 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:00 GMT-Sat, 03 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
February 21th, the World Pangolin's Day! Welcome to Taipei Zoo! I am Baby Pangolin, Chiung-Wu, your Pangolin Guide today. Let me introduce to you things about pangolins at Taipei Zoo.

I was born on September 30, 2014. Because my mother could not feed me by herself, the zookeepers began to take care of me. Meanwhile, the zookeepers, vets, and researchers put a lot effort in taking care of pangolins, as well as related researches, conservation projects and education programs. The daily care includes weighing, meal preparation, defecate stimulation, termite collection and sometimes blood collection or medical treatments.

In order to raise people’s awareness on pangolin conservation, there are various exhibitions at Taipei Zoo. Limpid cave, behavior enrichment, interesting interpretation boards, pangolin model and you can watch the Pangolins sleeping!!

Pangolin was also the symbol of Taipei Zoo's 100th anniversary. Hope you have learn more about Taipei Zoo's Pangolin Conservation Projects today! We had celebrated the World Pangolin's Day on February 21th, 2015. Based on the principle of "One Plan Approach," we hope this information engages more people in noticing the importance of wildlife conservation. You may find out more pangolin information on IUCN-SSC PangolinSG at http://www.pangolinsg.org.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw98526156 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMT-Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan's 10-year-old Birthday Party Taipei Zoo celebrated Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan's 10-year-old Birthday on August 30th, 2014. The birthday of Yuan Yuan is August 30th, and the birthday of Tuan Tuan is September 1st. The following video shows how the zoo keepers prepared birthday cakes for the big party!

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw82987286 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:38:00 GMT-Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Memorandum for the Establishment of a Partnership Between Sapporo Maruyama Zoo and Taipei Zoo The Sapporo Maruyama Zoo and the Taipei Zoo are both institutions dedicated to cultivating awareness and appreciation of wildlife through enhancing the viability and versatility of species, nature orientated education, research and recreation.

These institutions hereby agree to the following terms in order to establish a partnership for furthering the above objectives:

  • Both parties agree to mutually cooperate in programs and projects that will benefit the aims of each institution.
  • Both parties agree to assist each other through the sharing of knowledge and expertise for the improvement of each institution.
  • Both institutions agree to confirm this undertaking in an annual report in order to promote cooperation and to ensure a continued relationship.

Now therefore be it resolved that the Taipei Zoo hereby invites the Sapporo Maruyama Zoo of Hokkaido, Japan to be a partner of the Taipei Zoo.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw68836487 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT-Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Follow the Newborn Giant Panda on Taipei Zoo Facebook The female giant panda in Taipei Zoo, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to the little panda at 20:05 on 6th July 2013. The newborn giant panda is female, 183.4 g in weight and 15.5 cm in length. The little cub took her first health examination at 20:37 after she was born.

Taipei Zoo recorded the joyful moment and the vedio is shared on the Taipei Zoo YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/TaipeiZoo. To learn more about the baby giant panda, please follow us on Taipei Zoo facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaipeiZoo.

Giant panda mother and cub

20130706 Giant panda, Yuan Yuan, gave birth to her baby.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw57920834 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sun, 07 Jul 2013 09:43:00 GMT-Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Five Newborn South American Coati Babies Which animal is Taipei Zoo's star of the month? The answer is undoubtedly the South American coatis. Five coati cubs were born on March 23, 2013. The features of these newborn cubs are their pointy elf-like noses and tails with dark brown and yellow stripes. Zoo keepers will be telling stories about the coati cubs at the Children's Zoo (in Chinese). Don’t miss the Keepers' Talk from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.

South American coatis are diurnal animals. They love to swim and play in trees. Their long tails are used for keeping balance while traveling in the woods. They search for animal prey by using their snouts to poke through crevices or by turning over fallen leaves on the ground. Coatis are beneficial, in that larger coatis help to control rodents and insects. Additionally, they can also disperse plant seeds. Furthermore, although coatis are a member of the raccoon family, their appearance is different. Besides, South American coatis do not wash or rub food in water as raccoons do.

Everyone is welcome to see the coatis face to face in June, during the Keepers' Talk. Come to the Children's Zoo and meet the lovely coati cubs and their neighbors, the llamas and ponies.

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Common name:
South American coati
Scientific name: Nasua nasua
Classification: Class Mammalia, Order Carnivora, Family Procyonidae
Conservation status: Protected under CITES Appendix III in Uruguay, but are not classified as threatened in other countries.
Distribution: Coatis are broadly distributed in the tropical regions of South America, from Columbia and Venezuela to Uruguay, northern parts of Argentina and into Ecuador.
Food habits: They are omnivorous and primarily feed on fruit, invertebrates, other small mammals and birds' eggs.
Disposition: Coatis are diurnal animal. They are good at climbing trees and swimming.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Fri, 31 May 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw54110915 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:24:00 GMT-Tue, 31 May 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Fri, 31 May 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Little Orangutan’s One-year-old Birthday Party Niu-li, the little orangutan, celebrated her one-year-old birthday on April 11th at Taipei Zoo. Zoo visitors who joined her birthday party today not only gave her a birthday fruit cake but also handmade enrichment toys as presents. Before the party began, the zoo keepers shared the story of the charming baby orangutan with the public.

Niu-li, the baby orangutan, was born on the 11th of April 2012 at Taipei Zoo. She is named after her mother, Xiang-niu. Her father, Eddie, would often stare at his wife and daughter from the adjacent enclosure. Speaking of Xiang-niu, she is a loving orangutan who always holds her baby tenderly. However, her lack of lactation had caused unsuccessful nursing for her previous two babies. Therefore, after two days of observation, the keepers decided to hand-rear the baby.

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Although orangutans look highly similar to human beings, nursing a 1.42 kg orangutan baby is still no easy task. Keepers have to feed on the baby five times a day, and there was no exception even during the small hours. “Fortunately, Niu-li is a well-behaved baby. She manages to drink 65c.c. of milk promptly every time,” said one of the zoo keepers. Niu-li has been under the keepers’ 24-hour good care. They have also recorded her development as follows:

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  • One month old: Tried to do a push up and lift her head up.
  • Around three months old: Showed her lower front teeth when she smiled.
  • Four months old: Began to eat non-staple food such as juice and fruit pulp.
  • Around five months old: Grew her upper front teeth and loved to grind her teeth on carrots and apples. She received a pomelo on the Mid-autumn Festival.
  • Six months old: Began to take in diverse vegetables and fruits in her daily diet. She got her first jack-o-lantern on Holloween.
  • Eight months old: Has grown into a long hair flowing beauty.
  • One year old: Has become a good tree climber and weights over 6 kg.
  • Taipei Zoo has shared the cherished moment on Taipei Zoo YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY_ix7dioKQ

OrangutanNiu-li is curious about new things at present, but stays close to her keeper in unfamiliar environments. Female orangutans invest a lot of time with their offspring, taking care of them until they reach adolescence at around 6 years of age. However, the orangutans in the wild are facing a number of threats, including the degradation, fragmentation and exploitation of their habitats, which are happening very quickly. So while the zoo keepers take good care of our little orangutan, let us support the conservation of rainforests in order to help the conservation of orangutans in the wild.

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Common name: Bornean orangutan
Scientific name: Pongo pygmaeus
Classification: Class Mammalia, Order Primates, Family Hominidae
Conservation status: CITES - Appendix I, IUCN - Endangered
Distribution: Borneo
Food habits:
Omnivorous, but primarily eat fruits. Fruits make up more than 60% of their total dietary intake; they will migrate depending on fruit availability.
Exposition:
1. The word “orangutan” comes from Malay and means “person of the forest.”
2. The gestation period of Bornean orangutan is about eight to nine months.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw49607649 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT-Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
View White Rhino Calf Video on Taipei Zoo YouTube Channel A male white rhinoceros calf was born on the 2nd of February 2013 at Taipei Zoo! The newly born baby is the son of Xi-Chun (mom) and Xi-Wang (dad). The joyful moment of his birth was recorded by an infrared camera and is shared on the Taipei Zoo YouTube channel.

The white rhinoceroses are the largest species of land mammals after African and Asian elephants. Both white rhinos and elephants have long gestation periods. The gestation period of the white rhinos is approximately 16 to 18 months, while the elephants take 22 to 24 months. In order to predict the delivery time more accurately, Taipei Zoo had been monitoring the changes in mother white rhinoceros’s hormones in stool, and other biological data.

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On the day the mother white rhino, Xi-Chun, gave birth to her calf, the zoo keepers witnessed the mother beginning to secrete milk in the delivery room. The floor of the room was pre-covered by soft sawdust for her and her baby. Before Xi-Chun gave birth to the calf, she had begun to walk around constantly from 5:40 p.m. After a period of time waiting, the forefoot of the calf appeared at 7:02 p.m. Then the whole body of the calf slid out at 7:13 p.m. It is the first time for Xi-Chun to become a mother, but she has done well in nursing her baby. She is alert whenever a stranger is nearby. She even refused the keepers offering her a back massage with the long-handled brushes which was her favorite treatment.

The baby of Xi-Chun is the second white rhino born in Taipei Zoo. It has been twenty-six years since the first rhino calf, Xei-Hui, was born at Taipei Zoo in 1987. The birth of Xi-Chun’s calf is truly pleasant, warm news in the Chinese New Year. If the weather is good in the coming days, the Zoo will consider introducing the calf to the public. Before the calf shows up at the outdoor enclosure, the keepers will copy their observation diary on the white board beside the white rhino’s enclosure.

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Common name
: White rhinoceros, Square-lipped rhinoceros
Scientific name: Ceratotherium simum
Classification: Class Mammalia, Order Perissodactyla, Family Rhinocerotidae
Conservation status: CITES - Appendix I, IUCN - Near Threatened
Distribution: Africa
Food habits: Herbivorous
Physical description: The white rhinoceros is the largest species of land mammal after the elephant. Their head and body lengths are about 335-420 cm, shoulder heights 150-185 cm and a tail of 50-70 cm. They are 1440 to 3600 kg in weight. Males are larger than females. They are usually light gray to dark yellow.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw45007039 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:43:00 GMT-Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Yan-yu Moved to Her New Home in the Children’s Zoo Area Come and meet our five-month-old bactrian camel! The bactrian camel calf named “Yan-yu” was transferred to the exhibit enclosure in the Children's Zoo Area in September. Yan-yu has been taking animal training courses which are taught by the zoo keepers. She is well-trained and friendly to people. However, the zoo keepers kindly ask visitors not to feed her personally!

The mother bactrian camel, Mei-yan, gave birth to Yan-yu on May 10, 2012. Right after she was born, the keepers and the veterinarians found the newborn calf had a forelimb problem and was unable to stand up by herself; thus, it was decided that the zoo keepers would nurse the calf instead of her mother doing so. Fortunately, after a few months' care and training, Yan-yu is now able to walk by herself from the animal nursery room in the Animal Medical Center to the Children’s Zoo Area.

On the day that Yan-yu moved from the Animal Medical Center to the Children’s Zoo Area, the zoo keepers led the calf by a target stick, which has been used in her daily training. Yan-yu walked all the way on her own feet and even stopped to drink 1800c.c. of milk midway. Yan-yu is now the new neighbor of alpacas and donkeys in the Children's Zoo Area at Taipei Zoo.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw36081070 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Wed, 24 Oct 2012 02:38:00 GMT-Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Say Hello to "Beauty" and "Beast": Wolves from Moscow On March 22nd, 2012, our new friends from Moscow: "Beauty" and "Beast" made their debut at the Temperate Zone Animal Area of Taipei Zoo.

These two wolves came from Moscow Zoo, which has been an animal exchange partner of Taipei Zoo since 1993. After the quarantine, the wolves have now adapted to the environment and zoo keepers in Taipei Zoo.

Beauty (female) and Beast (male) curiously explored their new home after they arrived. Beauty adapted quickly to her new home. In contrast, Beast is more sensitive to noises, and hides from people.

In order to help Beauty and Beast to gradually get used to their new home and feel comfortable moving around and resting, we kindly ask that you lower your voices when visiting them, to avoid scaring them.

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Common name: Wolf
Scientific name: Canis lupus
Classification: Class Mammalia, Order Carnivora, Family Canidae
Distribution: Asia, Europe and North America
Conservation status: CITES Appendix II
Diet: Carnivorous
Behavior: Highly social with a strong hierarchy. They have excellent vision, olfaction and hearing. They use body language, facial expressions, scent and vocalizations to communicate with each other.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw21042392 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT-Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
The Differences between Flamingos and Red-crowned Cranes Greater flamingos and Chilean flamingos are the first sight of visitors who enter the entrance plaza at Taipei Zoo. However flamingos are often mistaken for red-crowned cranes. Therefore, it is important to note that the physical descriptions and behaviors of flamingos and red-crowned cranes are totally different. In order to help visitors easily distinguish flamingos from red-crowned cranes, we offer some characteristics of these birds, as follows:

There are up to six distinct species of flamingos in the world and all of them belong to the family Phoenicopteridae, order Phoenicopteriformes. They are covered by feathers ranging from pink to white in color. Flamingos have webbed feet and arcuate bills. Their legs are pink or grey, and some with pink joints. Flamingos feed on plankton and algae. They become territorial in the breeding season.

On the other hand, Grus japonens is the only red-crowned crane in the world, it belongs to family Gruidae, order Gruiformes. Adult red-crowned cranes are about 150 cm in height and show strong territoriality. They have snow white feathers, blackish tips of the wings and necks, and a patch of red skin on the crown. Red-crowned cranes are omnivores and often forage for insects, shrimp, fish and the roots or stems of plants in marsh or wide grassland.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw14368929 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:00:00 GMT-Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Spotted Hyenas Laughing in Taipei Zoo Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) is a widely known character in animal television channels and cartoons. And from now on you might have the chance to “spot” this amazing creature at the African Animal Area in Taipei Zoo.

Spotted hyenas are very vocal animals which produce a number of different calls. A kind of their voices is pretty much like human’s laughter. This is the reason why the spotted hyenas are also known as laughing hyenas. Spotted hyenas are neither cats nor dogs. They are the carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae. Spotted hyenas and lions are both apex predators in Africa. In areas where the two species are sympatric, occupy the same ecological niches, are thus frequently clash with one another over the competition for food and territory.

There are two spotted hyenas in Taipei Zoo. The name of the female spotted hyena is Xiao-guai, which means “well-behaved” in Chinese. And the name of the male spotted hyena is Xiao-bai, which means “the white” in Chinese. Spotted hyenas are nocturnal animals. If you are able to see them in the daytime, then you must be a very lucky person.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw10770851 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sun, 20 Nov 2011 05:41:00 GMT-Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Koala Flynn Falls in Love with Koala Empress Four new cuddly koalas arrived Taipei Zoo. The Zoo introduces koala Coral, koala Empress and koala Tiwi to the public on November 12, 2011.

Those new members at Taipei Zoo came from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia. Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere and the spring season there is from September to November. The springtime in Australia, also the autumn in Northern Hemisphere, is the breeding season for koalas.

So when the zoo keepers observed koala Empress and koala Coral in estrus during the quarantine period, they mate koala Coral with koala Flynn in the first place. But it seemed that koala Flynn did not catch koala Coral's eye. Then the keepers decided to mate koala Empress with koala Flynn. Koala Flynn fell in love with koala Empress at first sight. However, the pregnancy period of koalas is approximately 25 to 35 days. Zoo visitors will need to wait patiently to see if koala Empress will give birth to baby koalas at Taipei Zoo.

Taipei zoo is currently keeping eight koalas, including twelve-year-old Pearl, fourteen-year-old Patrick and Patrick’s two sons. The sons of koala Patrick are eight-year-old Q-bi and six-year-old Q-di.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw10617744 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:25:00 GMT-Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Say Hello to the Red-crowned Crane, "Big," at Taipei Zoo Taipei Zoo celebrates the 97th anniversary on 30 October 2011. It is also the 25th anniversary of Taipei Zoo’s relocation from Yuanshan to Muzha. Meanwhile, it is the first time that the red-crowned cranes exhibit opens to the public. To memorize this special moment, Taipei Zoo and guests from Hokkaido plant two cherry-blossom trees. Taipei Zoo and Kushiro Zoo declare a commitment to cooperate in the ex-situ conservation and education programs of the red-crowned cranes.

About 150 guests from Hokkaido join the opening ceremony at Taipei Zoo. Jin-pyng Wang, President of the Legislative Yuan of Republic of China, join the opening ceremony as well. He expects the pair of red-crowned cranes will build up the lasting friendship between Taiwan and Hokkaido, just like the symbol of the red-crowned cranes. Guests including Governor Takahashi of Hokkaido , Mayor Ebina of Kushiro City, Director Yamaguchi of Kushiro Zoo and other delegates from Kushiro City. They come to Taipei not only visit the red-crowned crane but also introduce Taiwanese people the wonderful tourism in Hokkaido.

Today Taipei Zoo visitors are able to meet the red-crowned crane, “Big.” Big is a hand-rearing red-crowned crane from Kushiro Zoo, so he is more familiar to human beings. On the other hand, the female crane, Kika, is raised by her biological parents. And due to the better management to her shyness, Taipei Zoo will introduce her to the public until the beginning of 2012.

Though Big has got used to the public, Taipei Zoo would like to call upon visitors to lower down their voice. Because Kika is the neighbor of Big, it is better to leave them a more quiet display area.

Visit information:
From 31 October 2011, the exhibit of the red-crowned crane is at the Cranes Exhibit Area, Bird World, Taipei Zoo. The opening time of the Cranes Exhibit Area is from 9:00a.m. to 4:50p.m. every day.

To enter the exhibit area, Taipei Zoo visitors should draw the crane-visiting ticket (free) at Bird World Square. And the given visiting time will show on each ticket for each person. Visitors are allowed to enter the exhibit every 10 minutes. Every entrance allows 150 people, and 7,050 people are the maximum for a day.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw9207593 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:00:00 GMT-Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Red-crowned Cranes from Japan Arrive Taipei Zoo Two red-crowned cranes named “Big” and “Kika” arrived Taipei Zoo on September 14, 2011. The mandatory quarantine period for both cranes will take about one month. During the period they will stay at the Animal Quarantine Center of Taipei Zoo. Zoo visitors will be able to meet the male crane, Big, after October 30, 2011. And due to the better management for the shy female crane, Kika, the Zoo will introduce her to the public until the beginning of 2012.

Big and Kika are red-crowned cranes from Kushiro Zoo in Japan. They arrived smoothly in Taipei Zoo at 7:50 p.m. Taipei zoo prepared water, loach and corn with nutritious pellets at the Animal Quarantine Center. After settled down, Kika ate about 10 grams of corn pellets in the first day. And Big had good appetite, he ate 150 grams corn pellets and a loach immediately arrived at the quarantine room. After the long journey, two red-crowned cranes flapped their wings comfortably at their new home. And the veterinarians also observed them standing by one leg when they fell asleep at night.

Taipei Zoo on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/TaipeiZoo

BIG (male)
Studbook number: 10-04
Hatched date: May 28, 2002
Personality: adventurous, strong territoriality
Weight: 7.7 kg

KIKA (female)
Studbook number: 09-177
Hatched date: June 6, 2005
Personality: Shy
Weight: 6.25 kg

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw6746275 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:00:00 GMT-Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
The Third Asian Zoo Educators’ Conference at Taipei Zoo 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw6667771 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:12:00 GMT-Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933 Flame Gold-rain Tree — The insects’ favorite fruit juice bar At the Taipei Zoo, aside from seeing insects in the Insectarium, tourists can also view many insects on the branches of the Flame Gold-rain Tree. Every day there are different kinds of insects that visit the “Flame Gold-rain Tree Restaurant,” which gives you a pleasant surprise.

In Taiwan, the Flame Gold-rain Tree can be seen on the sides of roads. Whenever its branches are damaged, sap will flow out, which attracts many insects to come and feed on it. In the zoo, commonly seen insects include stag beetles, june beetles, butterflies, wasps, flies, ants, and occasionally longhorn beetles and rhinoceros beetles, and other beetles, which come to feed on the tree.

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw3929189 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:21:00 GMT-Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933
Hot weather—The zoo sprays water and gives ice for animals 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw3920914 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:00:00 GMT-Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933 Newborn White-fronted Capuchin “Bei-Chun” at Taipei Zoo 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw1973144 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:00:00 GMT-Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933 Four Formosan Young in Taipei On February 10 Taiwan's Taipei Zoo welcomed four little Formosan Wild Boar hoglets. This subspecies of boar is native only to Taiwan. The little boars were born as part of a Taipei Zoo conseration program to protect the species, which has become increasingly rare as farmers allow their domestic pigs to roam free and interbreed with Formosan Boars. Zookeeper Chen Yan He, the Zoo's unofficial "pig nanny," has worked with a variety of pigs and boars in the past but says that the Formosan Boars are among the most gentle.

(Resource from:ZooBorns )

Taipei Zoo on YouTube: Four Little Formosan Wild Boars

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2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 http://tcgwww.taipei.gov.tw1791714 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 text/html Text 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 en Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:00:00 GMT-Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:00:00 GMT 2.16.886.101.90003.20002.20005.20003 410,780 550,556,AX6,DD0,DD1,DD2 380,933