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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Good, but animals need more protection from visitors

My son and I visited the Shanghai Zoo on subway Line 10 . Ensure that you take the zoo exit, and it is basically in front of the subway exit. The entry fee was 40 yuan. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I went to zoo after a long long time and I must say it is good enough to keep even the adults hooked on. I went with my father and we were literally running as we were out of time. I really enjoyed myself and felt like a kid here. Lion, tiger, Panther, Panda...you name it and it is there... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I haven't seen any animals which looked happy, I actually wondered if the lion and the giant panda were still alive... Animals live in small, dirty, full of rubbish places. Moreover Chinese people don't know how to behave, they speak loudly, hit the windows in the monkeys area, feed the animals when there is a sign "don't feed" in front... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Shanghai Zoo has seen better days, a long long long time ago. The derelict theme park attached to the zoo and the one animal in the petting zoo made me feel like I was on tour of Chernobyl. What really got my friend and I upset were the dogs kept in houses - they looked bitterly cold and hungry. We... More 

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Shanghai, China
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am very much a fan of zoos, and have been since I was a child. I don't subscribe to the view that zoos are cruel and torturous places where animals are made to suffer for human amusement. However, if I did, Shanghai Zoo would be the first example on my list of a zoo that needs to be shut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My son and I visited the Shanghai Zoo on subway Line 10 . Ensure that you take the zoo exit, and it is basically in front of the subway exit. The entry fee was 40 yuan. There were many animal exhibits, but I felt that they were not as protected as at the Beijing Zoo where more plastic barriers have... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My brother and I went to the zoo for the day, and had an enjoyable experience. At 40RMB each the tickets were a good price, compared to British zoos in any case! The zoo itself was massive, and organised into different groups of animals - birds, mammals, etc. Maps were easy to come by, and the zoo was logically planned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went here just to see the panda,but was amazed at the other variety of animals here..Totally worth the trip,but its a long walk Most of the animals were just lazing around & sleeping,think they were mostly bored of the continuous tourists..Only active animals were the bears,monkeys & elephant. But it is well maintained & clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's painful and sad to see animals pacing in an effort to keep their sanity. It's an overall abomination . The Chinese historically are incredibly cruel in the treatment of their animals and they brutally beat the elephants and tigers to break their spirits

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The zoo itself is like many other zoos, it probably looked a bit sad due to the recent rain which made many of the enclosures very muddy and with the heat, probably not the best conditions to view the outdoor caged animals. The indoor attractions were well maintained and the animals were more lively but ....... more following. The conditions... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you have 48 hours to spend in Shanghai I'd recommend taking 3-4 hours out of your day to come here. Not because the establishment is 'ground-breaking' and the animals are amazing, rare and endangered, but only because walking around this zoo is an experience in it's self. It is located conveniently right off line 10 at Shanghai Zoo station... More 

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.