Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan), Shanghai

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See the rare giant panda at Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan), the largest zoological garden in the city, boasting more than 6,000 animals from all over the world. Set on the verdant slopes of a repurposed golf course, the spacious zoo contains enclosures sprinkled among a vast variety of trees and lush green lawns. Exploring the zoo grounds on foot, or by shuttle bus, you can encounter rare local animals, such as the golden monkey and the South China tiger, as well as a variety of mammals, birds, and amphibians that hail from other parts of the world. Plan my day in Shanghai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • South Korea Zoo animals, they tend to be much larger than the animals at the Zoo, but the bus ride around the same thing;. Pandas and animals varied only see. The animals are very active in fighting the Tiger-watching. If the distance is far away, but time remains in the city is not too bad to look at.
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  • Weekend with friends have nothing to ride a little yellow car 20 minutes leisurely three people walk two hours to hit the map of an area of an area to play in the last Leg is not. Their own or there are a lot of commendable places there are many scenic spots people can only be hurried slightly over some of the local people are less likely to turn one's favorite is the zoo's big lawn Weekend with the family in here a tent is not pleasant ah most disappointed when the panda has gone a long time to see our national treasures results in the room even if the full back to the glass really very temper ~ What also can not see only a stalwart figure ... There's nothing else to do but watch.
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  • Easy access (the metro, line 10). Good price (¥40). Large area with animals, lawns for rest, amusement park (paid), lakes, mainly with panda plush store. Large numbers of animals on display, many that we came very close. I highlight the giant pandas, apes, the yaks, hyenas and kangaroos, these many particularly had never seen. 2 to 3 hours ride.
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  • The stand out exhibits at the Shanghai Zoo are the Panda's which are usually a bit more playful than you see at other zoos, the Giraffes are very beautiful, Peacocks are so colorful, and the water birds. I suggest trying to spend two days there so you are not rushed. It is possible if you grab a guide to cram it into one day but it is a large zoo and there is so much to see. Go in the early morning for best experience. You can get pretty good pictures of the big cats if you have a long lens like 300mm or so. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 for a rating. There are not enough places to sit so if you have mobility problems as I do it is a big strain. Be careful with picnic tables several were weak and one I literally sat down and the other end shot into the air. It was just the grace of God that I didn't end up in the mud.
  • Having gone to many zoos around the world I only give the Shanghai Zoo 2 stars. The zoo seems to care much more about the people then about the animals. Loud music played from speakers all around the park, the animals must be crazy from it. Also, a Kiddie rides right next to them loud! The enclosures need to be update, many old. NO feeding the animals, like the signs say! What I could not believe was that parents had their young children going to the bathroom out in the open (I saw at least 4). There were many FREE bathrooms all over the park to use, please use them!! With all the security guards walking around they should be doing something.
  • Terrible. They have a great variety of animals but they all look so malnourished... Some are chained up. They have little space to move around. Tiny cages and little vegetation for many of them. The main attractions are well catered for but for the most part we didn't feel like they were well looked after at all unfortunately. Plus the amount of locals that fed and taunted the animals was horrific. No staff going around telling anyone off. Horrible to see when there are signs up everywhere saying not to feed the animals.
  • The two young pandas were VERY active and playful on the morning we visited! Well organized exhibitions, not so crowded when you compare Shanghai Zoo against Bronx Zoo.
  • A wonderfull visit with our children and our fmaily in Shanghai. A very vaste Park. 👍 了不起!

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