The female sugar glider
(NT$1,800-2,200) has pouches
in the middle of the abdomen.
These smart, friendly,
adorable creatures are very
The ecological park is open to
both elementary schools and
individuals. Groups of over 30
need only cover the tour
guide fee, and a do-it-yourself
specimen workshop is
Forest Insect Pet Boutique and Ecological Park
562, MinQuan Rd, North District
0919-837768 賴銘勳 (阿勳/owner Lai Ming-xun)
Hours: 12-9 pm (Mon-Fri); 11 am-9 pm (Sat-Sun)
Besides selling over 60 species of beetles, reptiles, insects and other little animals, Forest Insect Pet Boutique also offers professional consulting services. Aiming to promote ecological knowledge, owner Lai Ming-xun not only teaches at an elementary school, but also runs his own store and ecological park.--By May Chen, translated by Angel Pu
Left: Atlas Beetles can be found in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. This popular beetle species has a length of 6 to 14 centimeters, and its riceratops-like horns and shiny black body are its most striking features.
Right: The DIY specimen workshop (NT$200/person) is only available for groups of over eight people, and includes an interesting professional lecture.