Why is Chongqing Zoo special?
Established in the 1950s, Chongqing Zoo lies in the western suburb of Chongqing. Occupying an area of 45 hectares, it is one of the biggest urban zoos in China. The zoo is home to more than 230 different animal species, and contains more than 6000 animals. Especially, Chongqing Zoo is the breeding base for Giant Panda and South China Tiger.
The zoo has a variety of animals and amusement facilities. Antelope room, elephant room, giraffe room, panda room, orangutan room, mini-landscape garden and comprehensive tea garden have been newly established in recent years.
Chongqing Zoo Highlights
In the Panda Room, visitors can see the giant pandas and the cat-like little pandas. Panda feeding time is between 8:30AM - 10:30 AM. The panda is the symbol of China and a national treasure. Its popularity and the excellent Panda exhibits attract tens of thousands of people. It is the goal of the zoo to not only give you the opportunity to see the panda, but also make more opportunities for future generations to appreciate panda through breeding.
Visitors could also see the South China Tiger, which is thought to be the rarest kind of tiger. There may be less than 20 left in the wild. They used to live in forests in southern China with smaller figures.
The children's theme park, skating rink along with the stage, reading rooms, and restaurants open every day. The zoo is surrounded by beautiful mountains with abundant natural scenery, making it a true treasure in the area.