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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
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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 via mobile

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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Tangerang
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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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My first mistake was going to the zoo on a national holiday so there was a lot of people there, but on the positive the park is a lovely size and the bird lake is probably the highlight. On the downside as many others have said the visitors throw food at the animals...and once you get inside the gates, apart... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is almost no people in the park during winter month. It could be crowded in the summer. Park is pretty big with many animals to see. Swan lake is my favorite place to see wild birds. Some People need to get educated not to throw stuff to animal or scream at them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

walking in chinese zoo can take a toll on your feet. Maps are not stupid friendly and steps are wide. But the selection of animals are ok.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

*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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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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