The Xpark is a public aquarium located on the first three floors of Taoyuan Landmark Plaza in Taoyuan, taiwan.

25°01′02″N 121°12′51″E / 25.0172°N 121.2141°E / 25.0172; 121.2141
Date openedAugust 2020
LocationTaoyuan Landmark Plaza, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Land area14,817 m2 (159,490 sq ft)[3]
No. of animals3,000 [2]
No. of species300 [2]
Volume of largest tank1,000,000 litres (264,000 US gal)[1]
Total volume of tanks2,300,000 litres (608,000 US gal) [2]
Major exhibitsFormosa tank area(福爾摩沙) [4]
ManagementYokohama Hakkeijima (台灣橫浜八景島股份有限公司) [2]

History edit

The aquarium is operated by the Taiwanese branch of Yokohama Hakkeijima and opened in August 2020. 

In 2022, the aquarium participated in the "Environmental Education Theme Exhibition" organized by the Taoyuan City Environmental Protection Bureau.[5] In April 2023, Xpark supported National Geographic's Animal Ark project.[6]

In 2023, Xpark and the Taoyuan City Government established the Sea Turtle Conservation Center.[7]

X park Aquarium and Yokohama Hakkeijima Taiwan Ltd. received an award from President Tsai Ing-wen of the Taiwan Central Government at the "Taiwan Investment Summit 2023 (2023 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference)" organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on November 27, and an award from Vice President Lai Ching-te at the "Marine Animal Rescue Network (MARN)" event held on December 1. At the MARN (Marine Animal Rescue Network) event hosted by the Taiwan Marine Affairs Commission's Marine Parks Office on December 1, 2012, the award was presented by Vice President Lai Ching-te.[8]

Research and conservation edit

The aquarium places great emphasis on protecting sea turtles.[7]

Taoyuan Mayor Zhang Shanzheng said that according to historical data, an average of one to two sea turtles are stranded for unknown reasons each month on Taoyuan's beaches, requiring urgent treatment.[7]

In cases previously sent to Xpark for treatment, initial examination and recovery often revealed that the sea turtles contained plastic debris, fish hooks, and other marine debris in their bodies and excrement, highlighting the marine problem in Taoyuan City.[7]

In response, Xpark and the Taoyuan City Government established and opened the Sea Turtle Conservation Center. The Turtle Conservation Center will be responsible for marine conservation and education, emergency medical rescue of marine life, and cooperation in the protection of Taiwan's marine environment and life.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "最有娛樂感的水族館Xpark 七大亮點報你知". 奇摩新聞.
  2. ^ a b c d 運営施設紹介. 横濱八景島.
  3. ^ 「Xpark」が8月開業、年内売上高2.5億元へ. アジア経済ニュース.
  4. ^ "福爾摩沙". Xpark.
  5. ^ "桃園市政府環保局「環境教育主題展」,Xpark共襄盛舉". 台灣橫浜八景島股份有限公司.
  6. ^ "國家地理的動物影像方舟計畫,Xpark全力響應". 台灣橫浜八景島股份有限公司.
  7. ^ a b c d e "海龜保育教育暨救傷中心成立,守護海龜不遺餘力". 台灣橫浜八景島股份有限公司.
  8. ^ "台灣横浜八景島股份有限公司榮獲政府頒發兩獎項". Xpark.

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