Open everyday of the year including Sundays & Public Holidays

8.30am to 6.00pm


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). 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.

'Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah' or the Taiping Zoo, which is located at the Lake Gardens in Taiping, is the only Zoo in the North of Peninsular Malaysia. Covering an area of 36 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, has been favourably received by the public-both for its inherent beauty and thoughtful design.

Taiping Zoo is currently home to more than 140 species of animals totalling - 1,200 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.


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 wiith 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.