Bambi Land

Introduction of the Spot

The Farm has delivered six newborn deer two years in a row. Visitors can get close to these cute deer in Northern Taiwan.

Bambi Land is located near the beautiful Meihua Lake and enjoys a lot of visitors on weekdays. On the weekend, waiting in line is inevitable. To relieve tourists while waiting, the waiting area is equipped with doodling on containers, medium-size action figures, and a photo shooting wall for taking beautiful photos. The Farm is about 2500 pings, among which the deer interaction lawn is around 350 pings, grown with deciduous cypresses, maple trees, camphor trees, etc. The Farm mainly keeps Formosan sika deer, plus two Formosan samba deer, for 35 deer in total. Taking good care of the deer, two years in a row, the Farm has delivered naturally born fawns.

Located in Lupu Community, De-an Village, Bambi Land was founded by three good friends renting a piece of land here. It went viral when it opened in 2019. The staff members are generally between 25-30 years old, a young team. Many of the corners are ingeniously decorated. A food fair is also open for food stands to set up here. Bambi Land aims to provide the opportunity for people in Taiwan to get in touch with Formosan sika deer and further understand how they grow and flourish in Taiwan.

Visitors can make reservations online in advance. The staff members observe the interaction conditions at all times.

After waiting in line to enter the Farm and passing the shop and corridor, visitors can see deer snoozing, wandering, and sunbathing on the grass. Visitors can also buy Napier grass and grains in advance to interact with and feed the deer. Before leaving the Farm, visitors can wash any deer excrement off the soles of their shoes in the shoe washing area.

To ensure a good trip, visitors are recommended to make reservations in advance online or by telephone and arrive at the Farm at the designated time. The Farm opens 13 visiting sessions every day with a maximum of 30 tourists in the interaction area. Without a reservation, visitors will have to wait in line. Before entering the interaction area, staff members will give them the instructions for interaction. Staff members will walk around to observe the conditions at all times. Those failing to obey the regulations and follow the advice will be asked to leave the Farm. All the regulations are based on the welfare of the deer.

The deer are tamed and mild, and grains and Napier grass are their favorite things to eat.

In 2019, shortly after Bambi Land opened, two fawns were born. In 2020, four fawns were born. The employees were very excited to see the newborns early in the morning and reported it to the Farm immediately. Fawns are not allowed to interact with visitors until they are weaned when they are three months old. Each deer has different characteristics. For example, No. 53 prefers to stay near his mom affectionately once released. He keeps close to the doe even when he is sunbathing.

It is healing to see mother and son together. However, deer get scared very easily. Therefore, visitors have to act gently. Before entering the Farm, all visitors have to take a 5-minute “class.” The staff members inform them that they can only stroke the back of the deer gently without running, making noises, or screaming. Children under 120 cm have to be accompanied or held by an adult and cannot be left unattended.

In winter, the staff members pay particular attention to the deer. During the estrus season, stags fight for territory and become aggressive. Therefore, they are kept in the dormitory or within the fence rather than being let out to the interaction area. Most of the does are tamed and mild, but like people, they may sometimes be in a bad mood or in low spirits. If so, they will also be kept inside to rest quietly in the deer shed.

One of the deer’s favorite foods is Napier grass. Bambi Land rents a piece of land and grows Napier grass TLG8. The staff members harvest the fresh Napier grass and then trim it. They cut the grass stem to one arm long and remove and organize additional grass and damaged parts for visitors to use to feed the deer. Another deer’s favorite is grains, including alfalfa granules, oatmeal, lactation materials, and other dried ingredients. Visitors should put the grains on their palms, and the deer will be attracted by the smell.

The Farm has an animal care team. The supervisor Lin, Ting-Hsiang, observes the deer’s mood, weight, estrus, pregnancy, and other conditions at all times, as well as mix feed, give a guided tour, etc. The deer also have blood examinations every 6 months. For any difficult and complicated disease, the Farm consults experts from related departments at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology.