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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

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

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A polarising experience...

There are a great many positives to the Shanghai Zoo, from the beautiful aviary, to the Panda's, White Tigers, and Lions. You can't not be amazed at the collection of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are a great many positives to the Shanghai Zoo, from the beautiful aviary, to the Panda's, White Tigers, and Lions. You can't not be amazed at the collection of animals. However, some other reviews are very accurate as to the sense of sadness that permeates how some of the animals are kept or to their treatment by other visitors.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Shanghai is a wonderful place to visit, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there however I found the zoo to be quite sad. The open space is a nice change from the hustle of the city yet the captivities for the animals were not impressive, they seemed to be inadequate for the animals. There was a bit of a down trodden... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We brought our girls to the zoo for the day, and it was a day well spent. The Gorillas and Pandas were worth the trip alone! But the wild cats and birds all combined for a wonderful experience. My only negative was seeing garbage tossed into the Sun Bear's area by other tourists, obviously. Security should be more attentive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Shanghai Zoo is a great urban oasis if you want a break from concrete and steels. It's conveniently located on the subway line 2. Most new exhibits were designed with modern zoo concept in mind which is to give more room for animals and have people peek in their life through pathways or glasses. Great penguin exhibit and herberval exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We researched about the Shanghai Zoo and found extreme views about it. There is a Metro that goes all the way to the Shanghai Zoo, which is located near to Pudong Airport. However, after some research, we discovered that to travel from Xuhui District in Puxi to the zoo would take us up to 2 hours one-way! On top of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My daughter and I visited this zoo in Oct and I have to agree with the previous reviews. While the zoo in on a huge block with lovely big open spaces, I found the treatment of the animals very frustrating and disturbing. A lot of the enclosures were dirty or so basic that many animals didn't look well. The snakes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was left extreamly frustrated and angry after my visit here. I loved the sights and expeacialy the pandas however the behaviour of the guests is not supervised what so ever. I seen people feeding the animals cookies,poking the crocodiles with sticks, throwing bottles at the chimps, chucking food at the bears face and more.... this would be easily stopped... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was a huge zoo. And you have to walk to get around. The entrance fee was RMB 40. There's no discount for international students. The animals are better treated than ones in Kunming Zoo. The environment is not clean enough, though. Especially around restaurants. The zoo lacks exhibit signs and information in English is kind of limited. Just hope... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

No more torture and Shawshank Redemption for the animals. Poor animals! Specially in China that there's no respect for the animals and their lifes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There is a great selection of animals. After reading some reviews I was sceptical. Was an special add on to our SNA tour, as our guide wanted to show the people who made a requested to go. It cost us approx. $20aus. We were the 5503 person to attended on that day, but it was after 2pm and it was... More 

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