Taiping Zoo, Malaysia

By John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011

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The oldest zoo in Malaysia, Zoo Taiping, is a major zoological park located in the state of Perak in northern Malaysia, a district once considered among the most valuable colonial possessions of first the Dutch and then the British empires, mainly for its rich veins of precious metals.

Situated on 34 acres, the zoo is home to exhibits featuring various amphibians, mammals and reptiles, numbering in excess of 1,300 animals of more than 180 species. Of all the odd things to boast, the zoo trumpets its position as home to the largest number of Stump-tailed Macaques in Malaysia (13, incidentally, which is better than Zoo Negara’s six and Zoo Malacca’s five).

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Malaysia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Hannah 50 via Wikimedia Commons.

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