As for this month’s adventure, last March 19, I went to Hsinchu City Zoo together with my two girl friend. Some of our friends asked us, “why zoo & not to the other beautiful spots here?” I said, we just wanted to visit your sibling there.
Well, actually I really wanted to go to the zoo, because i’d never been to that place since I was kid. And one of my frustration is to saw a real penguin, [yes penguin, walang kealaman]. I chose Hsinchu Zoo, because aside from a not to far from the city & a $NT10 required as entrance fee, this is the oldest zoo here 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.
My frustration to saw a penguin is still a frustration until now, because there is no penguin on that zoo but then at the end of the day of a long hour of walking and after feasting your eyes to different animals inside that animalandia you may came to realize that we are so bless to see this kind of this animals of different species before it become ‘extinct’.