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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
021-62687775
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Ranked #142 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Zoos
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Shanghai, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This zoo covers quite big area and includes lots of animals to see. As reported by many the conditions for animals are not perfect but have also seen worse places, for some animals conditions seemed good or ok and for some less than ok or even bad. I hope it improves in the future. Place was also quite crowded &... More

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I would say 90% of the animals here are underfed and kept incorrectly. I was depressed the whole time. Animals kept in tiny dirty enclosures with little or no stimulation. The water for the water based animals was dirty and stank, whole place is mosquito infested due to stagnant water. Worst was the sealion. Water just above ankle deep and... More

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Kamloops
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

*Don't bring small children* The Shanghai zoo is definitely not the most well kept zoo, but as a foreigner I would recommend spending a little extra money to feed the big cats. They take you out in a bus and drive you through multiple animal enclosures before stopping to see if you want to feed a live chicken on a... More

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County Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this zoo in July. There's was such a variety of animals including pandas and gorillas. The animals aren't treated very well, though but I wouldn't really expect any better. One of the bears was clearly really thirsty and there was no water. The animals seemed tired also. Very good so though over all, would advise anyone to visit!... More

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Suzhou, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am in China for 1 year and an half now, I did not went to shanghai zoo until this week. A friend of mine jockingly told me "go to the shanghai zoo if you want to create the chinese WWF" Unfortunately, he was right... animals are kept in very bad conditions, elephants have chains, see lion is lying in... More

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited shanghai zoo with an open mind after reading some of the bad reviews however I was so shocked to see the poor conditions they keep the animals in. The crocodile enclosure had coins and litter in the water, with one crocodile laying on a coke bottle and another covered in tissue paper. The two brown bears were pacing and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Well what can i say about this place, erm the setting is beautiful and the grounds are very idyllic the animals are kept in small cages and just lie around looking cheesed off, but the biggest shock was the way oriental visitors treated the animals they threw coins at alligators to try and make them move, threw nuts and sweets... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ok, as a westerner, be prepared for narrow walk ways in the park. There is so much to see and so many animals, get the map and plan. HINT-- the zoo is one big loop around the park. Most Asians go to the right and work counterclockwise. I went to the left and ran into a ton of people the... More

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The war the animals are shouted at by the visitor and the way they throw things at the animals is really sad. it is a good experience but will ruin your day

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A beautiful zoo and a lovely place to visit although the living conditions of the larger animals (especially the elephants) are distressing. The zoo is easily accessible via the metro and is worth visiting. The pandas are worth are visit and they seem to be well cared for. The grounds are well set out with good signage.

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