Taipei Zoo Holds Memorial Service to Remember Denizens

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Taipei Zoo Holds Memorial Service to Remember Denizens

Taipei Zoo Holds Memorial Service to Remember Denizens

To commemorate the centennial of Taipei Zoo, the institution will also hold a memorial service to remember all those denizens of the zoo who had entertained generations of visitors over the century.

According to Taipei Zoo, the first memorial service for animals organized by the agency took place in 1924. The event held on November 15 in the following year was the first time members of the public attended. The event was held in later years such as 1930, 1934, and 1936, and saw the appearances of animal ‘mourner’ representatives such as “Ms. Ma” the elephant, dogs, and zoo monkeys.Today, the memorial service is usually held during Ghost Festival, to pray for the spirits of deceased denizens of the zoo and thank them for accompanying the children and visitors for years. In light of the zoo’s centennial, this year’s event will spotlight the deceased ‘star’ animals of yesteryears including the grandpa elephant “Lin Wang,” gorilla “Hei Pi,” the otter “Xiao Xin,” and Koala bear “Harley.” Taipei Zoo hopes that visitors will remember the deceased animals and how they bring our attention to nature and our environment.A memorial plaque for all deceased animals can be found standing at one of the corners of the Water Garden.

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  • Updated: 2014-8-7 12:00
  • Reviewed: 2014-8-7 11:59
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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