IPOH: The Taiping Zoo and Night Safari here will reopen its door to visitors from next Monday.
State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said 20 per cent discount would be given to visitors to the oldest Zoo in the country between June 15 and July 15.
“Adult ticket will cost RM13 from RM16; child ticket will cost RM6 from RM8 for entering Taiping Zoo, while Night Safari entrance will only cost RM16 for adult and RM8 for child.
“The discount given will encourage more domestic visitors to visit one of the best zoos in the country after being closed for three months due to Covid-19 outbreak,” she said.
Under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), Zoo Taiping will open from 8.30am and 6pm, while Night Safari will open from 8pm and 10pm.
Meanwhile, Taiping Municipal Council chairman Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir said visitors to the Zoo would be limited to 1,250 at any one time.
“The visitors are only allowed to sightseeing between two and three hours,” he added in a statement today.
On Apr 12, it was reported that the zoo now houses eight Malayan tigers, this was after an 11-year-old tigress gave birth to three cubs on the last day of the second phase of Movement Control Order (MCO).
The cubs, weighing between 700g and 900g, are reported to be stable and good condition. This is the fourth birth of Malayan tiger at the zoo since 2009.