This is reputed to be one of the best zoo in Malaysia. If you are animals lovers, this is a must visit place when you are in Malaysia. I and my family was in Taiping Zoo last December.
Admission ticket for the zoo is only a mere RM 5 per adult and there is no charge for bringing camera into the zoo. Once you enter the entrance there were be these "trains" waiting for you to bring you round the zoo at RM 3 per pax . I personally think it is better to walk than sitting on the train especially if you want to take as many photos of the animals as possible.
The animals found here are gorillas, mute swans, snake house housing quite a huge number of snakes, beautiful birds like hornbills, dyed flamingos and peacocks, leopards and many many other animals. To walk round the whole zoo takes at least 4 hours and there is so much to see for RM 5. No wonder people tell me that Taiping Zoo is really worth visiting.
There are any options to go to the zoo, You can either drive there, or take a bus or even call a cab. If you like night safari, this is also available but I have not tried that yet myself.