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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 #147 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Zoos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Taiyuan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My one positive comment: The zoo is beautiful, with so many trees and nice walking paths. I wish I could have seen the park during a not-so-busy time. We went to the Shanghai Zoo on our third day in Shanghai, during a Chinese holiday weekend. We immediately realized it was a mistake when we got there, but we decided to... More

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North Linolnshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went here on the 1st day we arrived in Shanghai to try to stay busy and avert jet lag. BIG mistake. Looked ok as we entered, well maintained grounds and signage but then we came upon the animals..... It broke my heart seeing a sea lion in a smelly dried up enclosure with no water, calling out in distress.... More

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a well-laid out zoo with a lot of space. The animals seem quite humanely kept - obviously it is not in the zoo's interest for the animals to be ill or hungry. Sure, the pandas are in a concrete cage, but that may be because they prefer it to the open grass area also available. The locals' attitude... More

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Trencin, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In compare with some European ZOOs, it's much bigger. Even animals have much more space. Entry fee is 40RMB, which is really reasonable price. Sad thing . . . Elephants were chained, have no idea why! People are rude and feeding the animals, even that you can find signs "don't feed animals" everywhere. Right next to the zoo is metro... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went to the zoo with our children. It was surprisingly big. The Zoo is beautifully landscaped and the amount of different animals amazing. even most of the signs are in English too. Of course the Panda Bears were lovely.........

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