Shenzhen Safari Park locates in the east of Xili Lake, in Nanshan District. It covers an area of more than 120,000 square meters. It was officially opened in September 1993. It is the first open range safari life park in China. It is a scenic area with subtropical garden ecological environment system, integrating animals, plants, popular science and other ornamental functions together. The park has a quiet and natural environment in unique garden designs.
Highlights of Shenzhen Safari Park
The design and construction of Shenzhen Safari Park has quit the cage-cultivation mode, which is commonly used in most of the zoos. Here, various animals can move freely in the specific open areas, bringing an original living environment. It is home to over 300 species of animals among which are the exotic and rare animals from home and abroad.
The whole safari park is divided into three areas, including the herbivore area, the beast area and the performance area.
In the herbivore zone, visitors can find herbivorous animals such as pandas, swans, hippopotamuses, camels, kangaroos, zebras, flamingos and giraffes. This area also has the largest swan lake in China. Visitors can choose to take a boat ride on the lake to appreciate the beauty of graceful and elegant white and black swans. The national treasure - giant panda here is the must-see in the park, which is also the favorite of children.
In the beast zone, people can see various beast species such as cheetahs, lions, wolves, bears, tigers from South China, Siberian tigers and white Bengal tigers.
In the performance zone, there are wonderful performances can be enjoyed. There are animal viewing tower, animal performance hall, aquarium, monkey hill, omnivorous animal museum, American hyacinth hall, ape monkey hall, medium-sized beast hall, panda hall, etc. The safari park provides very popular and exciting performances with around 1,000 animals and over 300 actors. There are ten different animal performances in the zoo every day in the four different performance halls, including the Bird Performance Hall, Sea Lion Hall, Tiger and Elephant Show Hall and the Circus Hall.
Shenzhen Safari Park also has the Animal Science Museum, which covers an area of more than 800 square meters, with the investment of more than 20 million RMB. The main exhibition hall includes three parts: the photo area, the animal specimen area, and the animal encyclopedia area. There are more than 600 photographs of the rarest animals in China displayed in the exhibition hall. There are more than 400 specimens of birds, beasts and insects on display. The specimens are arranged according to the animals’ various living habits. The combination of videos, paintings and photos introduces different animal knowledge to the public, which makes it also is an ideal place for learning.