Zoo Taiping 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 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, has been favourably received by the public-both for its inherent beauty and thoughtful design.

 

Zoo Taiping

Zoo Taiping 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.

Visiting hours

  • Open everyday of the year including Sundays & Public Holidays.
    ​From 8.30am to 6.00pm

Ticket Category

  • Below 3 years old is FREE
  • Child – 3 years old to 11 years old
  • Adult – 12 years old and above

Night Safari
The Taiping Night Safari is a firtst of its kind in Malaysia. Bathed in 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 about 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, even speech 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.

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.

Ticket Category

  • Below 3 years old is FREE
  • Child – 3 years old to 11 years old
  • Adult – 12 years old and above

Cafe

Prayer Room

Gazebo

Souvenir Shop

Parking

Public Transport

Taiping is easily accessible from the North South Expressway (PLUS). From Penang (90 km away), Kamunting is the nearest exit, whilst Changkat Jering is the most convenient exit from the motorway if you are traveling north from Ipoh (70 km). You will be able to find signage which stated “Taiping Zoo & Night Safari” all the way from the highway exit to the Zoo.

Taiping is well-connected to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia by express buses, which arrive at and depart from the long-distance bus station at Kamunting (6 km from the town centre) and Simpang (7 km from the town centre). Buses also travel direct from Taiping to Singapore and Hat Yai.