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Brief History of Taipei Zoo: 1914-2014

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  This book briefly records the developmental journey of Taipei Zoo from Yuanshan to Muzha. It has experienced Japanese rule, the hardship during early post-war period, and the turning point during the 1970s, until the present big modernized zoo. In 2014, Taipei Zoo has already reached its centennial anniversary, and relevant historical data, newspapers, and photographs were collected from this past century, which were then compiled into A Century of Taipei Zoo: 1914~2014. At the same time, to provide a more colloquial and inviting history book of the Zoo for the general public and professionals, A Century of Taipei Zoo: 1914~2014 was adapted into this brief history book. The text in this book is quite plain, and along with appropriate pictures, this is a historic reading material suitable for getting to know the Zoo.





  Sheng-kai Hsue (徐聖凱) is a doctoral candidate at the Department of History, National Taiwan Normal University. Major works: Taihoku Higher School and the Cultivation of the Elites during Japanese Rule (National Taiwan Normal University Press), Biography of Mr. Po-chao Huang: Pilot of Taiwan's Nutritional Research and Pioneer of Taiwan Medical Education Reform (Avanguard Publishing House)



Foreword  4
Taipei City Mayor  4
Commissioner of Department of Education, Taipei City Government  6
Chairman of Taiwan Historical Association  8
Taipei Zoo Director  10

Preface  12

Chapter 1        Yuanshan Zoo during the Japanese Period 1914-1945  14
From Privately-Run to Government-Run  16
First Large-Scale Zoo in Taiwan  21
Resting Sanctuary  29
The First Elephant and the First Star Animal  34
War and Zoo  38

Chapter 2        Yuanshan Zoo during Post-World War II 1945-1986  42
Reconstruction and Animal Performances  44
The Memorable Old Zoo  54
Going Towards Modernization  66
Farewell to Yuanshan  78

Chapter 3        Modernized Muzha Zoo 1986-2014  84
Moving Plan to Muzha  86
Brand New Modernized Zoo  94
Educational Development  110
Conservation and Research of Species  115
The Management and Medical Treatment of Animals  121
International Exchanges  126
Zoo Services and Recreation  130
Future Vision and Challenges  134

Summary: The Changes of Taipei Zoo in a Century  135

Appendix I    Former Directors of Zoo and Major Staff System  152
Appendix II    Number of Animals Reared Over the Years  160
Appendix III    Number of Visitors and Ticket Price Over the Years  164
Appendix IV    Taipei Zoo Chronology of Events  168

Copyright Page  216

Foreword (序)

  In 2012, to celebrate having been opened for a hundred years in 2014, Taipei Zoo outsourced the collation and codification of the history of the zoo, where a doctoral student, Sheng-kai Hsu, directed by me, is in charge of the task of putting together the park history and compiling the data, where in the end 400 pages, more than 100,000 words of A Century of Taipei Zoo: 1914-2014 (Chinese) was completed. Later, for the convenience of the zoo to facilitate international exchanges, the hundred-year history was further rewritten into this brief history book, and published in English translation. Furthermore, the historical documents about the zoo were collected and compiled into more than 30 volumes of park history information compilation and catalogs. These are kept within the zoo.

  With the milestone of having gone through a century, the Zoo published the zoo history, on one hand, to celebrate the centennial birthday, and, on the other hand, to provide a reading material for the public to understand the history of the Zoo, which is highly educational. From Yuanshan to Muzha, experiencing the Japanese rule, the early postwar hardship, the turning point in the 1970s, to the large, modern zoo today, the history of Taipei Zoo is not just a history of the zoo itself, just like what is said in the "Preface" of this book, it sidelights the development of the society in Taiwan for the past century, describes the interaction between the zoo and the society, and also records the evolution of the relationship between humans and animals. The text of this book strives to be plain, along with appropriate pictures to facilitate reading, for the convenience of inquiry of the various sectors. It is rich with content, and is well worth reading.

  The nature of this book is the history of an institution, and the direction is modernization, which is how Taipei Zoo went from a local pre-modern zoo and walked towards a world-class modern zoo. The author pointed out: set up during the Japanese Period, the historical significance of Yuanshan Zoo today is in its “Opening.” Many regulations and designs of a modern zoo, including its internal organizational regulations, visitor-path plan, and visitor management practices already appeared during this period. After the end of World War II, the government of the Republic of China took over Taiwan. Because of the war, the Zoo lost many precious animals, and while the lack of funding for renovation, Animal Performances became the dawn of rebuilding the zoo bringing more than 3,000,000 annual visitors.

  However, looking at a modernized zoo today, which must contain the four major functions, namely recreation, education, research, and conservation, whether it was the Yuanshan Zoo during the period of Japanese rule or before the 1970s, it could only be said as a pre-modern zoo. When Taipei City Government decided to move Yuanshan Zoo to the present Muzha site in 1974, Taipei Zoo entered an “important turning point of modernization,” and in the 12 years until the official relocation of the Zoo in 1986, the four major functions that symbolize modernization started to sprout and became development goals. In the ten years after the relocation of the Zoo, there was an absorption and growth period. Because of the lack of various experiences in modernization, the Zoo gradually adjusted to be on track through learning, and so as to expand the footsteps of modernization, the speed of internationalization was accelerated. Starting from 1997, after Muzha Zoo has been opened for more than ten years, the Zoo stepped into the “modernized developmental stage,” the connotation of conservation and education deepened, the new exhibition areas were completed in succession, and star animals were introduced, it had become the familiar Muzha Zoo that we know today.

  In recent years, under the efforts of arts and cultural creators, some Taiwanese historical stories have been adapted into novels, comics, and have even leapt onto major television and silver screens. Have we ever thought to use the "zoo" as the background story, and perhaps it could become the theme for the next historical novel, comic, or movie? No matter how it is presented, before the history of the Zoo is organized, this might have only been an imagination, because we don't know what has happened in the past in the zoo. Today, after this zoo historical book has come out, it seems that the appearance of these works can be expected. For the arts and cultural creators, there are also more historical basis and source of imagination. This is why this foreword is written.

Chairman of Taiwan Historical Association
Chin-tang Tsai
(臺灣歷史學會理事長 蔡錦堂)


  • ISBN:9784310301903
  • 叢書系列:逗陣影音館
  • 規格:CD-ROM / 216頁 / 13.8 x 18.7 x 1.08 cm / 普通級 / 初版
  • 出版地:台灣




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