Shanghai Zoo

Shanghai Zoo is adjacent to Hongqiao Airport, formerly known as Xijiao Park, it is a fond memory of many old Shanghainese. The zoo features many rare animals such as pandas, elk, golden monkeys, and northeast tigers, as well as giraffes, kangaroos, and penguins. Children can also feed small animals by themselves or go to the science and education hall to learn about animals. It is also a good choice to play in the sun on the big lawn, rowing, and riding the Ferris wheel.

There are more than 600 kinds of animals in Shanghai Zoo. In addition to various animal exhibition areas such as amphibians and reptiles, herbivores, beasts, and birds, as well as exhibition halls such as science and education halls, fishponds and butterfly museums, there are also natural habitats such as Swan Lake with birds, swans, pelicans, and other birds.

The whole garden is full of flowers and leaves, the environment is elegant, and there are small rivers flowing through them. Walking in the garden can feel the rare natural ecological atmosphere in the metropolis.

The zoo is divided into 5 exhibition areas: Primates, Herbivores, Carnivores, Birds, and Amphibians. Highlights are the Golden Monkeys, Giant Panda’s, the three kinds of lions and tigers, and the bird zone.

Entry is 40 RMB.

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  • CN Name: 上海动物园
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  • EN Address: 2381 Hongqiao Road, Changning District
  • CN Address: 长宁区虹桥路2381号
  • Nearby Hotel Pick: Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
  • Getting There: Take Subway Line 10 to Shanghai Zoo Station and get off at the Shanghai Zoo Station. After getting off at Shanghai Zoo Station, walk for about 3 minutes.
  • Open Hours: March 1st – October 31st 7:30-17:00; November 1st – February 29th 7:30-16:30

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