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Address: Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, Taiping 34000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
605 - 8086577
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20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 20:00 - 23:00
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US$ 77.48*
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
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If you are a Perakian, you'll get discounts on the admission fee. The parking area is a bit far from the zoo. The animals here look healthier and happier than the ones in KL. We... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The night safari isn't much of a thing to see. A noisy tractor engine tram takes you around the place and the animals must be having a hard time resting. The sun bear paces around its confines and I worry about it. The elephant sways from side to side. I'm concerned that these creatures are going nuts from lack of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a Perakian, you'll get discounts on the admission fee. The parking area is a bit far from the zoo. The animals here look healthier and happier than the ones in KL. We got to see some animals that are not available in KL, i.e the black panther. The lions look strong and healthy. The staffs are friendly... More 

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1 Thank Lollalolly
Kedah, Malaysia
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Son have been begging to visit this zoo and it was worth it. The animals are active and plentiful. The train rides were also good, showing all the places in the zoo. Perhaps the explanation given by the zoo worker was a bit unclear. Overall, a nice place especially for kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not have great expectations of this zoo but was pleasantly surprised. Most of the exhibits are quite spacious but old fashioned. The animals we saw (and some exhibits were either empty or the animals were asleep) all looked to a non-expert to be in good condition and there was not much of the pacing of the boundaries that... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't expecting much as we had recently been to Taipei Zoo but this zoo is a great half day excursion. The animal areas are spacious and really well thought out. We loved the flying foxes, the gibbon island, giraffe and zebra area. Crowned cranes were walking around on the paths. Would highly recommend, our son loved it more than... More 

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Brussels
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd read some pretty negative reviews about the night safari, so I wasn't really expecting anything much from it at all. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by what we experienced. The night safari we experienced was certainly not like other reviewers have made it out to be. You get taken around on a kind of tram, but contrary to... More 

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1 Thank Sidney_Ruff_Diamond
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The zoo is looks old and not maintained well. Too many empty cages. Water at tiger place very dirty. I have been at day time and very unclearly to see the animals, so imagine how if you come at night time? Nothing to see i think. Very shame. Management have to do something to cheer up the place back.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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225 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you are a visitor with family and children to Taiping - do not miss this! The children will be happy, even adults will be amazed! The Zoo has wide selection of animals. You may take the train if you are not feeling like walking around. You may even opt for night safari if you want to try something different.... More 

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Malaysia
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have almost 20% discount entrance fees as I am Daerah Kerian citizen. Just ask from the counter and show them your identity card for verified to get this benefit. Last visited at few years ago are not so interested, but today they have changed a lot and put effort on it that make this zoo look more attractive, friendly... More 

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1 Thank Yhteoh
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went here at day. We found that there are quite an unusual animal here and we're quite happy with that. The zoo is having large cage for each animal which makes they have less animal, but considering the ticket fee we dont have any objection towards that. the place is not quite big compare to other zoo, but the... More 

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