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i-Voting: Taipei Zoo Opening Hours Adjustment

i-Voting: Taipei Zoo Opening Hours AdjustmentTaipei Zoo is inviting the public to have their say over the opening hours of the facility through the latest i-Voting campaign. A one-month-long online vote will take place between 9 AM, February 13 and 5 PM, March 12 at the following website: https://ivoting.taipei/提案資料內容/59-survey-intro (Chinese).


Residents can also vote in person at Taipei Zoo. Participants who express their opinions of the issue will be eligible for a raffle offering souvenirs provided by the Zoo!


Since its relocation from Yuanshan to Muzha, Taipei Zoo has been operating almost every day with the exception of Chinese New Year’s Eve. Individual indoor pavilions take turns closing on Monday for maintenance. Such operation schedule, however, is likely to cause prolonged disturbance to the animals while increasing time and cost for the maintenance work.


In light of this, Taipei Zoo has looked to foreign zoos as reference in zoo management. For example, the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido closes for three weeks in late winter or early spring, during which zoo staff members are mobilized to conduct premises upkeep and maintenance.


Taipei Zoo pointed out that zookeepers and veterinarians will still work on animal care during closed days. These dates also serve as an ideal time for organizing guided tours for disadvantaged groups and charity organizations or for hosting animal conservation meetings and other activities.


The Zoo proposes to close its doors to the public between June 19 and 30 every year and at the same time allowing indoor pavilions to take turns closing doors every Monday. To submit your opinion, please visit https://ivoting.taipei/提案資料內容/59-survey-intro (Chinese). You can also call the Taipei Zoo Visitor Information Center (TEL: 02-29382300, ext. 630) for further inquiries.