Zoo Taiping and Night Safari – The only Zoo in the North of Peninsular Malaysia

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) or Bukit Larut in Malay. 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.

The Taiping Zoo which is also known as ‘Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah’ is located at the Lake Gardens in Taiping. It 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 and 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.

Taiping Zoo’s objectives

Visitors are given the opportunity to view animals in their natural splendour and at the same time relax and enjoy themselves.

A rare opportunity is created for people to study about wildlife and get to appreciate nature.

This important role cannot be over emphasized. Ex-situ conservation goes hand in hand with in-situ conservation.

There is always something new that we can learn about our wildlife. Both professionals and amateurs can study the animals at the zoo.

Zoo visiting hours

Open everyday of the year including Sundays & Public Holidays
8.30am to 6.00pm

Zoo animals feeding time

The animals are usually fed in the morning between
10.00am to 12.00pm

Zoo fees

Entrance fee
Adult : RM5.00
Children : RM3.00
Video Camera : RM5.00

Zoo mini train
Adult : RM3.00
Children : RM1.50
20% Discount for groups
(more than 20 persons)

(50% discount for School Groups)
Primary School Children (3 – 12 years) in school uniform or groups with approval letter : RM1.50
Secondary School Children in school uniform or groups with approval letter : RM2.50

(20% Discount for Senior Citizens and Tourist Groups)
Senior citizens (55 years and above please show your identity card or pensioners card as proof) : RM4.00
For 20% Tourist Group discount, an official application has to be made before date of visit for approval.

Note : All applications for discounts must be submitted in writing with an official letter.

Taiping Night Safari

The Taiping Night Safari is a first of its kind in Malaysia. Using lighting similar to moonlight, the beauty and splendour of nature is enhanced. In an effort to maintain the experience of a natural environment, the Taiping Night Safari attempts to display nocturnal animals in natural looking settings. This provides the opportunity for visitors to appreciate and value the treasures of nature while enjoying oneself.

Experience The Night Safari

The Taiping Night Safari is a unique tourism product where animals which are active at night are displayed using special lighting similar to moonlight. Visitors will be able to experience this environment similar to wildlife habitats where the sounds made by numerous creatures can be heard. To fully appreciate this experience visitors are required to minimize all sounds so that the sounds of the night creatures can be heard. Reduced noise will also help to maintain the peaceful atmosphere of the Night Safari. Torchlights and flash cameras are not allowed to be used in the Night Safari as this will disturb the animals on display.

Night safari visiting hours

8.00 to 11.00 p.m
Open every night including Public Holidays

8.00 to 12.00 a.m
On Saturday nights and eve of Public Holidays.

Night safari fees

Entrance Fee
Adults : RM10.00
Children (3 -12 years) : RM6.00
Video Camera : RM5.00

Night Safari Mini Train
Adults : RM3.00
Children : RM1.50
20% discount for groups more than 20 persons.

Groups of adults (more than 20) and senior citizens (above 55 years) : RM8.00

Groups of children (3 -12 years)
(more than 20) : RM4.00

How to get there

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Contact details

Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping,
Taman Tasik Taiping,
34000 Taiping
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Tel : +6(05)808 6577
Fax : +6(05)806 6025
Email : zootaiping@zootaiping.gov.my
URL : http://www.zootaiping.gov.my/