Why is Guangzhou Zoo special
Ranked as one of the three largest zoos in China besides Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo and Beijing Zoo, Guangzhou Zoo is situated in the east part of Middle Xian Lie Road. Covers an area of over 42 hectares with large quantity of animal species, the zoo now has become a diversified place for animal exhibition, science education and entertainment.
Besides the rich types of scenery, there are some new attractions, such as the Goldfish Garden, Animal Performance, Dinosaur World, Lake Scenery, and Butterfly World there. The Goldfish Garden exhibits nearly 100 species in total of 10,000 famed and precious fishes. Animal Performance has performers like lions, tigers, monkeys, dogs and horses, and their acrobatics must be the favorites of children. Using modern technology, Dinosaur World will give visitors a vivid world of dinosaurs. Lake Scenery includes three lakes all together with many swimming birds, springs, small islands and pavilions. In the Butterfly World, graceful sights of butterflies can be appreciated.
Guangzhou Zoo Highlights
Guangzhou Zoo has around 400 species with over 5,000 animals. Animals are displayed according to different categories: insects, amphibians and reptiles, birds, members of the cat family and Corythosaurus. There are endangered species like the South China tiger and rarely-seen overseas animals like the Chimpanzee. Moreover, it has now successfully reproduced over one hundred species, and has become the leader of zoos in China for breeding animals like chimpanzees, Asian elephants and giraffes.
According to the layout of zoological classification, the animals inside are exhibited in three tourist districts: Central Exhibition District, Bird Paradise and Garden of Reptiles and Amphibians. Mammals are major members in Central Exhibition District, including lions, tigers, monkeys, hippos, pandas, dogs, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, deer, and so on. Bird Paradise now has over one hundred kinds of fowls and birds. The Reptiles and Amphibians Garden exhibits amphibians, reptiles, fish and so on.