Why Shanghai Zoo is special
If you want to see pandas, golden-haired monkeys and South China Tigers in Shanghai, of course, the Shanghai Zoo is a good choice. Located in southwest downtown, Shanghai Zoo is a comprehensive park combining zoo, landscape gardens and amusement activities. Covering an area of 743,000 square kilometers, it is regarded as one of the best parks in Shanghai.
Shanghai Zoo highlights
The zoo houses more than 6,000 animals, among which are 600 rare animals that are indigenous to China. There are three giant pandas in the Shanghai Zoo, namely Chuan Chuan, Zhuang Zhuang and Peng Peng. Animals from other parts of the world include the chimpanzee, giraffe, polar bear and kangaroo also could be found there.
Grasses, perennial flowers, biennial grass flowers and narcissus are planted throughout the zoo, so there is constant change and color with the seasons. The environment is tranquil. There are streams, pools and Swan Lake. Swan Lake has natural reeds and trees and attracts pelicans, wild geese, cranes and other birds.
Plants are carefully selected to create natural scenes and ecologically friendly environments. The park biologists also select flowers with nectar that attracts butterflies and other insects. The sight of butterflies, the color and fragrance of blooms are major attractions and many photographers capture the beautiful scenes. The Shanghai Zoo has large green areas with large well-established trees, among the total of 100,000 trees in nearly 600 species.
No. 2381 Hongqiao Road, Changning district, Shanghai
How to get there by subway:
Take subway Line 10 and get off at Shanghai Zoo Station
March to October: 6:30 to 17:30 (last entry on 17:00)
November to next February: 6:30 to 17:00 (last entry on 16:30)
RMB 40 per person