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Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Ranked #47 of 1,323 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

It's a big area at Pudong district where the animals live in separate zones
It is very cute place
You can travel in special bus inside zone of predators (tigers, lions, bears) of for example you can feed kangaroos

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We visited this place during warm and sunny Sunday in June (+32 degrees). I think this place is good choice for family, but during July and August likely too hot. There are some reviews saying the conditions for animals would not be good. I would rephrase this >> This place is so far best what I have seen in China. E.g. Shanghai Zoo is truly bad vs. this place.

Adults ticket price was 130 renminbi per head. Children under 1,3 meter don't need to pay. Park is split in 2 main areas. One is the open area where you can walk or cycle with rented bikes. We decided to walk there. We liked the lemurs. Some people let the lemurs to sit on their necks. Kids liked them a lot. Chimps were also cute, but one of them was obviously a bully. These fellows should have bit more space to avoid constant confrontation.

The other area is the closed one where all the dangerous animals like bears, tigers and lions are. They had also some zebras, antilopes, camels etc. The closed area you can only see in tour buses. There is no additional fee for the bus ride. Our driver was bit too rough and some people had to stand all time.

This park is pretty good and I can really recommend it to families with children. Do pack some own food and drinks with you. Park has shops and restaurants, but it is easy to bring your own items. It takes long time to drive there. The last 10 - 15km the road is pretty bad.

4  Thank Abramis
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had heard positive things about the animals' conditions and housing, and were devastated to see the reality when we arrived, and the Chinese tourists' treatment of the animals and environment.

Some examples: The chimpanzees are housed in a small outside grassy/rocky area surrounded by a moat, which is connected to 2 small glass-walled rooms. The spaces are small, almost empty. In the short time we were there, we saw a Chinese tourist throw a large white piece of rubbish into the grassy area while yelling at the chimps. On the glassy-walled side, one chimp was lying along the window/glass sill, eyes open, not moving. Chinese tourists were repeatedly banging on the glass, yelling, trying to provoke a reaction from the animal.

Many other large animals (lions, tigers) were housed individually in unbelievably small spaces for such large creatures. The baby animals section was inundated by chinese tourists stepping over fences and barriers to get close to poke/yell at/photograph the infants. Tourists were repeatedly throwing rubbish into animal enclosures. There was also rubbish left all over the ground, in the water, and inside any empty spaces (e.g. inside empty baby animal houses).

Despite signs everywhere asking visitors not to feed the animals food other than zoo-provided food, Chinese tourists were throwing all kinds of food at the animals in the feeding areas (e.g. swans).

We have lived in China for 3 years and are used to the culture, but the degree of cruelty in both animal conditions and Chinese tourists' treatment of the animals left us shocked.

22  Thank E T
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

As always when I'm reading other reviews and the spread is enormous is seems everyone have an opinion of how a animal park should be run or something else...

I always ask myself if I could return and put that as a example of someting is good or not.
To this park I would certainly get back!

Nice surroundings. Lots of flowers now in the spring.
Well maintained
Nice animal kindergarten - lovely newborn tiger (2014-04-04)
Strange animals I never seen before
Good distance to everything
Not overpriced soda,food,etc.. like other western parks

Lots of school classes
Chinese childrens are loud
Chinese children doesn't have any respect for wild animals
No good shows
No western toilets - bring paper with you

There are 3 restaurants and lots of snacks available. If you "like" chines food and candy.

Took Metro line 16 to Animal Park and planned to take the bus for the last stretch- it never came so I took the offer from one of the non cab drivers - 10RMB for 5 minutes driver. You can walk also - maybe 15-20 minutes. The Metro ride from the city is looong - be prepared that it takes time.

3  Thank J0rgen
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

the transport is quite easy because shanghai has a new metro line which is line 16. after getting of the metro, you can take the bus number six (only 2 stops) and you will arrive exactly at the front gate. but actually the number of the animals aren't so much. so it's quite boring and it's better to bring your own food . but the lemur island is worth to visit and they also have the dog and camel race. so interesting bcs it's the first time for me to watch that kind of race :)

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