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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan), Shanghai
(2.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Shanghai vacation trip planner.
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  • The zoo is set in beautiful landscaped grounds which meant it was one of the least crowded areas I have visited in Shanghai ( it was a Tuesday during school term though). I just had to see a panda and...  more »
  • The Zoo is not expensive, incredibly huge. What only animals there. Animals otkormleny and loshhenye. Children there must be very interesting
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  • Without expectations we went in this park. The entrance fee is absolutely very low. They have many choice of animal species. Disappointing, we believe the pandas/Tigers and Lions. '' these animals have stress and do not belong here. Much to small areas and unkempt. Most walk but what around, back and forth out of boredom. Also the monkeys stay is shocking and not of this time. Hopefully there will be improvements in the whole world. As this can simply no longer. Also animals have the space and natural behavior necessary '' If you want a sad day '' than it is worth.
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  • Thousands of people on that public holiday looking at a few lonely and despondent animals. They actually turned their backs and faced the 'audience' with their bottoms. Sad, lonely, isolated from their natural environment and families. I only went as I was on a package tour and interested to see how it would be done. The place was dirty and smelt bad...these poor darling animals who are supposed to be this nation's icon. So sad :( Never again to visit a zoo under any circumstances for me....never.
  • First and foremost, the conditions for the animals (which is who you're there to see) are subpar and very dirty. Many of the areas for public sitting and rest were filthy, lots of trash strewn about along the grounds of the entire place, as well as just the general walking paths. I give it 2 stars because the cost is great (¥40 adult ¥20 kids and free toddler), there IS a lot to see and they take pristine care of the gardens in the front entryway. The place gets beyond crowded on the weekends, so visit on a weekday.
  • Terrible conditions, allmost no staff around and cages were dirty. The water which the swans swam in were both dirty and contained oil. Not worth a visit if you love animals.
  • Didn't manage well in stopping visitor disturbing the animal and didn't gave the animal a clean place for rest I often smell the smell of Ammonia, it's terrible for a place where animals should be relax and happy, that's what I didn't saw on their face . But the ticket is pretty cheap only ¥40 for adult ¥20 for student, but giving the animals a warmer home is much more important that selling cheaper tickets for visitors hope they will improve soon☺
  • Excellent way of spending time away bfm the hustlr n bustle of Shanghai concrete jungle to a green outdoor activity. Panda n many other attractions one shud not miss n for families for a long outdoor highly recommend. Kids will love it!