Snakes! Lots of them. Big ones, tiny ones. Solitary one or come in bunches. That’s what make a zoo interesting. It has so many types of animals in one place.
Usually, people will scoff at how bad a zoo is. They grumbled about the poor living conditions of the animals and so on. But I think zoo is a great place. Sacrifice a few animals, causing them to live in caged condition but they in return provide thousands and millions of children a lot of education.
On the day we went to the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari, there were many busloads of kindergarten and primary school children. Some of the kindies children brought along printed papers/list of the animals they are visiting. Then, their teacher explained to them the animal habitat, characteristics etc etc. It was so cute to see the little kids taking down notes.
For us adults, just take a trip to the zoo as an opportunity to exercise. After all, a ticket costs only RM5.
These elephants appear like they have been there for as long as I remember. They even have a baby elephant now. Cute.
The animals are segregated according to their natural habitats. These zebras are placed in the ‘African Safari’ area along with ostriches, giraffes and some other animals.
The Taiping Zoo and Night Safari has its own website. More information can be obtained there. It is a no frills zoo compared to the Zoo Negara in Kuala Lumpur or the Melaka Zoo. Due to its smaller area, I found a walk in the zoo rather entertaining. I must say that the zoo has been maintained well with a lot of workers.