Yuling and I visited the Hsinchu Zoo today, after kind of randomly wandering into the front gate after looking at a seasonal “holiday” market set up as a follow-up to the Moon Festival. The cost for the zoo was $10 NTD… about $0.30 US. Hard to believe – but we went ahead and went inside. Yuling had remembered the zoo as a shadow of a zoo in its earlier years – but it did have decent facilities and I could tell animals were being taken care of pretty well. While it didn’t have a large selection, it was a great deal for what we got. Photos are below – along with some descriptions. Check out this Flickr set of mine to see the rest of the photos.
Above: some shots of the Crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis). These monkeys are common in Malaysia and were in an open-air area which made these shots easy with my 70-300mm lens. They were great subjects as they moved around – the last photo is the youngest of the group.
Below are a few more photos – a crocodile and an ostrich. While there were more varieties of animals at the zoo, the size and budget of the place worked against me – along with some cages which I couldn’t get clear shots through.