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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
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Green and grey, but great place for exercising

It's a mixed feeling, visiting Shanghai Zoo. The animal enclosures are mostly old steel mesh and grey concrete. Feel sorry for the creatures inside. There were some exceptions... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's a mixed feeling, visiting Shanghai Zoo. The animal enclosures are mostly old steel mesh and grey concrete. Feel sorry for the creatures inside. There were some exceptions, such as the new aviary enclosure for a range of several gigantic eagles and vultures. It was particularly exciting and unusual to watch some eagles swooping on a pair of zoologists, inspecting... More 

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Shanghai, China
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice tim at the zoo. It is a nice big park unfortunately I went in a holiday sit here was a lot of pushing going on. It is nicely laid out and lots of room. Only negative points are the constant feeding of the animals by the Chinese visitors despite many signs to tell you not to. Lots of families... More 

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Nantong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Living in china for over a year I didn't think that this was going to be anything special. I was right. Sad building conditions this place could do with a good maintenance overhaul. found the zoo to be very untidy litter everywhere and people feeding the animals. Sad to see how the animals have been treated.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Like everyone else, I have little expectation when I go to the zoo. But I still came out upset and depressed. I can accept if the zoo is a bit dirty, or small, or little foreign animals. But I could not accept kids on school tours screaming at the animals for attention and the teachers do nothing about it. I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am not a great lover of Zoo's, as I always feel bad for the animals, but my desire to see the Pandas won out, and we went along to Shanghai Zoo whilst on vacation last week. Positives- The Zoo is huge and the surrounded areas (gardens) are lovely. If I was doing my trip again, I would be taking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My only experience is Toronto Zoo so I will compare to that. The zoo is smaller so it's faster and easier to see the next animal. We crammed 2 hours to finish the zoo but to enjoy it it would be better to go earlier. There as lack of food choices as most are bankrupt. The best part of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Cork, Ireland
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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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Calgary
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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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