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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Zoo Taiping


The entrance of Zoo Taiping
Taiping is usually known as a town that catches the highest rainfall every year, but we would like to recommend you come and visit the zoo in the early morning when the sun is calm and bright, a perfect time to pay a visit. Furthermore most animals are usually very active at day time, and it's really great to see them so happy.
The main difference between Taiping Zoo and most zoos i Taiping Zoo provides you a free tour through its mini train.Afterwards, you may choose to explore the zoo by walking on your own. The mini train ride is free!


Group photo near the entance of Zoo Taiping

The entrance fee for Taiping Zoo is RM12.00 for adult and RM 8.00 for child.
Next, further discount will be given to international students or students; the price will be only RM8!!! all you need to do is to show them your student's identity card.
Mini Train to get an overview sightseeing tour of animals
According to Taiping Zoo webpage, this zoo covers an area of 34 acres (14 ha) with more than 1,300 animals of 180 species. So, you know, this is quite a big zoo and you won’t be able to see all the animals if you don’t have all day, thus The mini train ride is a must as it gives you a better overview of what animals are available in the zoo. The paved walkway is wheel-friendly. If this is your visit first, taking the tram ride is worth to have an idea of the whole place. Spot the places of your interest and you can always come back later on foot.
Backview of the minitrain , the passenger is provided with comfortable seats.
So people should we start now? Let's go ! let's us show you all more  picture of the cute animals inside.
The Zoo keeper feeding the Chimpanzees a basket of fresh and juicy fruits
A Chimpanzees feeding the young Chimpanzees
Chimpanzees are one of four types of great apes in the world, apart from gorillas, bonobos and orangutans. One major difference that distinguishes chimpanzees from monkeys is that the former does not have a tail.
Chimpanzees have opposable thumbs and toes that help them in grasping objects easily.
They have an omnivorous diet, which mainly includes fruit, plants, insects, eggs and meat, but they prefer fresh fruit because fruits are delicious with the natural sweetened taste.

Look! The Mouse deer is saying cheese to the camera!
Mouse deer form the Tragulidae family of small even-toed ungulates in the mammalian order Artiodactyla.  Other Artiodactyla families include the deer, the pigs and the cattle.
Mouse deer are frugivorous. They feed on fallen fruits, shoots, young leaves and fungi foraged from the ground and low vegetation.
True story: The mouse deer is well known from Malay stories as the wily Sang Kancil always manages to outwit large predators like the crocodile and the tiger. This small little animals is so strong that even the local automobile company, Perodua use this animal name as the vehicle model - "Perodua Kancil". which is a small and light car that can drive up to 110km/h.


Young elephant likes to stick close with the mother.

The name of this animal is Malayan elephant, also called as Gajah Malaysia (in Malay). Elephants are of course one of the many thousand animals in Taiping Zoo.
The subspecies found in Malaysia is Elephas maximus hirsutus. The gestation period is about 20 to 22 months and the lifespan is 60 to 80 years.

Females and their young live in small herds while adult males prefer to be alone like the picture at the middle, the male elephant prefer being alone at the corner swinging around its trunk and does not like to stick with the herds. In addition, they rest during the hottest hours of the day. Each group has its own area where it forages for food. The zoo also built a small river for them to cool themselves and swimming sometimes, because they enjoy swimming in rivers.

Flamingos sharing a bowl of papaya juice.

Firstly,there are 19 bones in a flamingo’s long neck. Its unusual beak and feathers are made of a tough substance called keratin. The beak plays an important role in the flamingo finding food in muddy areas. Did you know that the bend halfway down the flamingo's leg is actually its ankle? Next, the Flamingos' beautiful pink feathers is that it is their diet that makes them coloured ; so the foodstuff such as algae,prawns,red coloured fruit like papaya juice are highly needed to maintain their striking pink feathers.

The Blue and Gold Macaw or Burung Kakak Tua in Malay.
These birds can fly up to 70-80cm and weigh within 1kg. They are gorgeous in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin and golden underparts. These birds are trained to talk such as "Welcome" more surprisingly these birds sit in one corner of a place quietly and these birds is displayed in open air without worrying they will fly away. They tend to congregate in flocks of a hundred or more animals.Macaws do not have a leader of the flock. All the birds seem to be equal, and they just move around as a group.


Orangutan

Orangutan is a ape family animal mostly found in Malaysia and Indonesia and currently is rare to be found in these country anymore.The Orang Utan is tail-less, with small ears and a small nose. The coat is long and soft, and reddish brown in color. The arched eyebrows are not very conspicuous, and the jaws are prominent.

Sambar Deers

Sambar Deer
The Sambar deer is the most widely spread deer species in the world, covering many countries in the Asian continent. It is also one of the larger members of the deer family. And this aimal is usually found in India, Indonesia, South East Asia, Habitat such as Humid tropical and subtropical forest, 6 distinctive subspecies which vary in size and colour. Their fur coating is also very long and only the stags have antlers.
The Peach-faced Lovebird (or Burung Cinta in Malay) also known as Rosy-faced Lovebird is a species of lovebird. 

These bird are so beautiful just like a painting ! These birds as either single pairs or in colonies, but they are more prone to fighting in a colony setting. The female lays 2-6 dull white eggs between February and April which are incubated for 23 days. The young fledge after 43 days.


This is the best part of the Zoo where variety types of Herbivores living together peacefully.
This part of the Zoo also called as a "African Savanna".African Savanna (or Savanna Afrika in Malay) consists of animals which live in the Savanna including zebras, giraffes, cattle’s, ostrich, and etc.

Zebras

Zebras, with their familiar horse-like physique and their distinct black and white striping pattern, are among the most recognizable of all mammals
Ostrich
Ostrich (or Burung Unta in Malay) is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any living bird and can run at maximum speeds of about 70 km/h (45 mph).
One beautiful Giraffe

Giraffes are well-known for tall profile, their long neck, and distinct patchwork pattern and are therefore among the most recognizable creatures in the animal kingdom.
Despite giraffes being easily recognizable, there are many lesser-known facts about giraffes that make them worth a closer look.

Sun bear

The Malayan sun bear (also known as Honey Bear) is the smallest member of the bear family.
It is also the one with the shortest and sleekest coat - perhaps an adaptation to a lowland equatorial climate. 


Estuarine Crocodile
The largest living reptile, the olive green Indo-Pacific or Saltwater Crocodile is one of the most powerful animals in the world and it is very dangerous but look the 4th picture the zoo keeper is showing off his skills playing with the crocodile using dried coconut leaf.
This crocodile is a very strong swimmer, this ocean-going species has been recorded from India to Australia and from the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean to Fiji in the Pacific.
Numbers have declined in parts of its range.


The Malayan Tiger!! Finally !!
The Malayan Tiger is a tiger subspecies found only in Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand. They only number about 500 and are mainly found in Pahang, Perak, Kelantan and Terengganu. Compared to other tiger subspecies, the Malayan Tiger is smaller in size.
It usually rests during the day and begins hunting in the evening. The most common prey is wild pigs and if the opportunity arise Sambar, Barking Deer and others. It also takes jungle fowl, forest rats, insects, etc. The tiger enjoys playing and swimming in water.


Hippopotamus (Hippo)
Hippopotamus is a large, plant eating African mammal. A male hippopotamus is known as a bull, a female as a cow, and a baby as a calf. A hippo's lifespan is typically 40 to 50 years.
This animals is the third largest land mammals in the world. An open mouth signals that the Hippo feels threatened as shown on the right picture, besides the name hippopotamus comes from the Greek "hippos," meaning horse, these animals were once called "river horses.

That's all for the animals in this blog , hope you enjoy our blog and able to get information from this blog, If you are interested going here, please do not hesitate to pay a visit. It is really a very healthy outing with friends or family.

Some shades for resting
For those who are looking for food or drinks, there are a handful of grocery shops, food court and restaurants. There are also some souvenir shops outside the zoo.

 Photography booth for us to take photo with the snake and keep it as souvenir . Why not come here and have a try?


Getting To Taiping Zoo
If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, head for PLUS North South Expressway and exit at Kamunting Toll Plaza. From here, go straight along Jalan Kamunting Lama and you will pass three traffic lights before reaching the zoo. You will not lose your way as there are many signages along the way.


If you are coming from the Penang, exit at Changkat Jering Toll Plaza and turn right at the traffic light. Go straight along Jalan Taming Sari and follow the signages towards Taiping Zoo/Bukit Larut/Taiping Lake Gardens.


One last thing, Taiping is the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia and has an average annual rainfall of 4,000mm compared to the peninsula’s average of 2,000mm – 2,500mm. Therefore, be prepared for unexpected downpour. Bring an umbrella or two.



Contact and Information:
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping,
34000 Taiping,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Tel: +6 05 8008 6577 


Website: http://www.zootaiping.gov.my/main.html

This will be the Zoo Map
from http://www.zootaiping.gov.my/frame-sitemap.html

13 comments:

  1. The animals are cute lol! some shoots are really good esp the giraffe. nice blog thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes the animals there are well taken care by the zoo keeper. And the Giraffe is very colourful and that's why the shoot is good. When you are free come pay a visit here.

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  2. Nice one~~! A great place to visit~~ One of the attraction of PERAK.

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    1. Yes, this place is beautiful, we also got some info about Perak attraction ,for my info Zoo Taiping is a MUST to go!!

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  3. Nice picture taken...
    and good co-operation from the animals...=)

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    1. Yes , Thank you Kah wai. The animals is well behave and it is very safe ,some are too cute as you want to hold them in your arms. Thanks for visiting our blog.And please come here when you are free.

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  4. Great~thanks for the blog and informations about the Zoo Taiping...
    And the group photos r niceee~

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    1. Thank you. Please pay a visit when you are free it's really enjoying.

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  5. nice..i like the sound track and the picture also..great place to visit..nice blog..i like it..

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    1. This is a very famous attraction in Malaysia and yet we came out from the Zoo with no regrets. We love it!

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  6. It's so amazing....... I'll go there on this weekend !!!
    Thank Q so much for ur blog info, it's very useful to me.
    Good job@~ #

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    1. Oh it so great to hear that, make sure you take care yourself not forgetting bringing yourself an umbrella. And remember have a safe drive and enjoy yourself.

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  7. Wow, this blog is awesome!!! Really great pics you have there. Like a PRO!!

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