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Hsinchu Zoo

Established in 1936, Hsinchu Zoo in Hsinchu Park is the oldest zoo in Taiwan. It is also one of the most popular visitor sites in Hsinchu City, receiving about 300,000 visitors a year. There are currently plans underway to integrate the zoo and park areas to create a Hsinchu Zoo Park, expanding the zoo from its current 2.7 hectares to 5.4 hectares.

The zoo is currently home to over 300 animals of about 100 species, including hippos, ostriches, orangutans, Bengal tigers and Malay bears. There are over 70 animals of 23 protected species, including animals that were abandoned or confiscated. In line with international conservation trends and the protection of animal rights, the zoo has also been enhancing efforts in its major mission areas of conservation, education, and research, as well as improving the recreational functions of the zoo.

Under the Hsinchu Zoo Park plan, the zoo will be more closely integrated with surrounding river, wetland and hillside environments in Hsinchu City. The new zoo will also add to its cultural attraction with the inclusion of the buildings of the Air Force No. 11 Village, old trees and various historic sites. A virtual education system will be installed, as well, to present the scientific and technological accomplishments of Hsinchu.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
No.111, Bo’ai St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hsinchu Zoo Links

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Hsinchu Interchange → Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd. → Shipin Rd. → Bo’ai St..


TRA Hsinchu Station → Hsinchu City Bus (No. 2) to Bo’ai St. stop.