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Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Shanghai
(3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Get up close and personal with the animals at Shanghai Wild Animal Park, with over 200 species from across the world. Divided into a traditional area of enclosures and a safari experience zone, the zoo occupies 153 hectares (378 acres) of land. The enclosure of giant pandas remains a hit with visitors, symbolic as they are of Chinese society. Take the opportunity to feed some of the residents, including elephants and giraffes. To visit Shanghai Wild Animal Park on your trip to Shanghai, use our Shanghai vacation generator.
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  • You can feed with hands lemur, ride an elephant and visit on Safari. A lot of interesting animals that can be found everywhere, especially the Panda. Safari is possible in two formats: 1 just a short bus ride and 2 by bus with a cage (need extra), here are feeding animals, it's very cool! In Safari go best with the day with 13:00 on 14:00 until the local lunch time, there is no queue.
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  • This was a great visit on our last day in Shanghai. It was a wonderful place that seemed popular with local families on a pretty day. Easy to get to using only the Metro and a rickshaw. Kind of expens...  more »
  • I have never been to a zoo in Asia so unfortunately, I cannot compare my experience to that of a Chinese zoo. I found generally that the park was clean and the animals appeared to be well cared for an...  more »
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  • This zoo is better than the Shanghai zoo at Hongqiao, my opinion. But if you live in the city (Puxi), this place is quite far. Transportation is an issue. Otherwise, I think it's definitely worth taking your kids there. By the way, please rent a tricycle riding inside the zoo, trust me!
  • Large zoo and the animals seems fairly treated and the pandas were somewhat active for being pandas. They also had baby animals gatherd in a certain part of the park. Don't miss the tiger feeding, pandas and the bus ride.
  • Been there in April 2012 during my 10 days holiday. A good place to take kids for a whole day trip. There's so much to see and do there. Can either walk around or sit on a tour bus that goes around the zoo 🐯🐍🐵🐼🐰🐺🐛🐊. Also, there are multiple scheduled shows in the arena. Or go to their amusement park. However, don't expect top notch cleanliness or hygiene. Bring your own tissues, and lots of it (just in case 😅). Would I go back? Yes 👍.
  • Very nice place, big and lots of animals. Safari bus that goes next to lions, tigers and other animals on open enclosure is also fun. And can not miss pandas! People were behaving very bad but that's common for zoos in china.
  • Shanghai Wild Animal Park is probably the best zoo in Shanghai. By my estimation, there are three primary areas of the park - the bus tour area, the "on-foot" zoo, and the shows and amusement park area. Visiting all three should probably take at least two visits - three if you're going at a more leisurely pace. Pricing is a steal at 130 CNY/adult. Like most attractions in Shanghai, children under 1.3 meters in height are free. If you are in Shanghai for an extended period of time, you should definitely consider a family annual pass which is around 650 CNY - again that's for the whole family, so it pays for itself by the third trip, which, as stated above, is just enough time to visit the whole park. The animal enclosures are very nice, especially compared against many other zoos in Shanghai and China in general. Generally it seems like the animals are well cared for as well. The rides are fun but could definitely use some upkeep. The shows are also entertaining but most of them feature animal performances that can be disturbing for animal rights enthusiasts. The venues, like the rides, could also use some better upkeep. The overall environment of the zoo is a highlight in its own right - it's very pleasant to walk around especially when the weather is cool.