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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 #159 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Zoos
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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

*BRING YOUR OWN FOOD! The one 'restaurant' is dirtier than a street vendor. Also, the only food for sale is like a typical local Chinese shop (instant noodles and hot dogs.) Bring lots of water. Though outside of the zoo, there are hawkers selling 2 rmb water bottles. *There are Chinese style flush toilets but bring your own Toilet paper.... More

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shanghai
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The zoo is really nice also as a park, where you can bring your tent, have a picnic and play on the grass with your children. There is a very large selection of animals, although most of them are kept in too small and too dirty environment. But what bothered me the most was how stupid many chinese visitors were.... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to the Shanghai Zoo just to see the pandas! Normally I do not like zoos since it is not a nice feeling to see the animals caught in a very small cage. But many animals in the Shanghai Zoo live in a good condition and they have much more space than any other equivalent. By the way, there... More

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have never seen such a terrible zoo. The place is one big garbage, full of garbage on the ground, in animal's cages. People throw stuff to the cages and don't care. The water in some of the cages was extremely dirty! (hippos and seals) Animals are in bad condition! Some of them look sick and hungry. The cages need... More

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Shanghai, China
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25 attraction reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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23 attraction reviews
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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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