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Shanghai Zoo
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Shanghai Zoo

After half a century of development the Shanghai Zoo has become one of the best ecological gardens in Shanghai. The zoo houses and exhibits more than 6,000 animals, among which are 600 rare animals that include the giant panda, golden monkey, and the South China Tiger. All of these animals are indigenous to China. Animals from other parts of the world include, the chimpanzee, giraffe (cháng jìng lù 长颈鹿), polar bear and kangaroo (dài shǔ 袋鼠). The zoo is constantly developing and improving the animal enclosures in order to provide better environments for the animals and a pleasurable experience for visitors.

Shanghai ZooThe original golf course design has been basically preserved. There are a total of 100,000 trees with nearly 600 species planted in the zoo. The green areas or lawns cover and area of 100,000 square meters. The zoo endeavors to create an ecologically friendly environment for the animals - the 'Swan Lake' (tiān é hú 天鹅湖) with its natural reed (lú wěi 芦苇) clumps and trees providing shade for pelicans (tí hú 鹈鹕), wild geese and other birds, is a perfect example of this.

The Shanghai Zoo provides areas for amusement and leisure, opportunities for visitors to increase their knowledge of the various animals and combines this with scientific and technical research to help people better understand and protect animals. Since the zoo was established it has been host to over 150,000,000 visitors

Shanghai Zoo

The aim of the Shanghai Zoo is to have visitors leave with a better understanding of and appreciation for the animals and their environments.

Address: Hongqiao (hóng qiáo 虹桥) Lu 2831, Shanghai (1 mile east of Hongqiao Airport)
Admission Fee: ¥30 ($3.75), free for children under 1.2m (4 ft.)
Opening Hours: 7am-4.30pm daily      


Shanghai Zoo

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