Located on Shou Mountain, the Shoushan Zoo is the largest public zoo in southern Taiwan. Established in 1978, it was originally known as "Hsizuhwan Zoo" In 1980, the area was transformed into a campus for Sun Yat-Sen University. The new zoo was built on its current site and opened to the public in 1986. Mountains on three sides surround the zoo. The zoo is made up of a variety of areas including small animals, mammals, predators, a bird park, a reptile center and a nocturnal animals center. There is also an education center in the zoo where stuffed animals and information are displayed. The entrance also features the largest wall mosaic in Taiwan and the walkway features paintings from various schools.