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Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Shanghai
(3.8/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Quite far from the center of Shanghai but well worth a visit. It is a somewhat outdated park but there are many beasts around. For an additional fee, offer caregivers to baby Tigers to stroke it.
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  • My wife and I visited this park is not to be confused with the old zoo! From the subway reached on foot in 20 minutes. It is necessary to go forward along the road trains and at the first traffic light turn left. Taxi drivers and they offer a ride for 50 Yuan, we drove back for 8! Go 5 minutes! Safari is not particularly impressed, most animals besides bears and tigers, resting in the shadow of distant trees! Only liked bears, they get on the bus, vyprashivali grates carrots from the Guide)) Tigers, wolves, Lions just lazily walked near the bus stop, waiting for handouts. Good were the Llama! Actively fed off the generous guests)) the rest of the beasts, especially dirty pandas, just slept in. .. In the Park you can easily move around on foot, in addition to Safari zone! Poor Asians for some reason obsessed, spinning the pedal bicycles or biciklov ... specific vehicle)) Show rudimentary, boring ... in the Moscow Circus, Zoo and amusement park Gonkogskom Pattaya is much more interesting!
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  • This was worth going out of the inner city of Shanghai for. There was plenty to do and it is a fun day. We rode the camels, which really takes only about a minute, but it is only £3 each. We fed the e...  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.