The Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung is a favorite among travelers visiting Kaohsiung. This is one of the most popular Tourist Attractions in Kaohsiung. Taiwan’s second largest city is Kaohsiung which is located in southern Taiwan. The Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung is a must visit while Sightseeing in Kaohsiung.
The Shou Shan Zoo in Kaohsiung is very popular among children and families. This Kaohsiung Attraction is situated in Kaohsiung City’s Gushan District. While visiting this lovely zoo you can see over 100 species of rare and wonderful animals from all around the world.
At the Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung you can walk down the shaded pathways which lead to a number of quaint temples and shrines. These temples and shrines cover the slopes of Mt Shou (Shoushan) and are hidden in dense forests. After visiting the Shou Shan Zoo of Kaohsiung you can visit the limestone cave areas on the mountain. You can reach here by walking along the footpath of the zoo. The limestone cave areas are in a gorgeous scenic area. The caves feature magnificent crystals of stalagmites, stones and stone pillars.
The Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung feature a variety of wildlife species seen in Taiwan. The country has a rich collection of 60 species of mammals, nearly 150 species of freshwater fish, around 500 species of birds, 90 species of reptiles, 30 amphibian species and 17,600 named insect species which includes 400 butterfly species. At the zoo you can see monkeys, wildcats, deer, wild boars, snakes, panthers and bears.
At the Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung you might also be able to spot bird species like the bamboo partridge, streak-breasted scimitar babbler, bronzed drongo, yellow-throated minivet, maroon oriole, Japanese lesser sparrow hawk, black bulbul, Taiwan blue magpie, Muller’s barbet, black-naped blue monarch, crested goshawk, and hose swift. Other mammal species of Taiwan are Formosan Reeve’s muntjac, Formosan sambar, Formosan serow, Formosan black bear, Chinese otter, leopard cat and Formosan rock monkey.
Apart from visiting the Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung you can also visit other close by Kaohsiung Attractions like Shou Shan Zoo, Kaohsiung, Fengshan Old City, Kaohsiung, Bang Ping Mountain, Kaohsiung, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Kaohsiung and Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung.