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PantaOz
Wuxi, China173 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
I was always cautious about writing reviews of Zoos, especially in some countries where the animal rights are questionable. I am glad to say that the conditions in this zoo can compete with most of the zoos in the Western hemisphere and probably win.

Perfect day for a family fun, a little bit too commercialized but still very enjoyable. It is not very close to the downtown Wuxi, and plan in advance a trip of about 35 to 45 minutes by taxi. Still affordable.

The Zoo is attached to a very moderate aquarium and an amusement park and you can buy tickets for all of them in a package deal. The yearly ticket is a best choice, but only if you are going to use it more than twice.

And, yes, there is a panda in the zoo!
Written March 19, 2016
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Halit0237
Istanbul, Türkiye19 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
Wuxi Zoo is a lovely place which is in the same campus with and amusement park as well. Both for small kids and adult may enjoy in there. With a wide range of animals can enjoy the time. Enterence fee is 100rmb/adult. 398rmb yearly family membership card. It's worth. Because you can both enjoy in the zoo and amusement park as well.
Written February 21, 2016
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Jerry L
Wuxi, China32 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Absolutely perfect Zoo/Amusement Park for children below 10. If you're residing in Wuxi, get the annual pass, good for both the zoo and the amusement park next-door. (Not for teens or adults)
Written May 27, 2014
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Terry D
13 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
Avoid this place if you're an animal lover. I heard, but cannot confirm, that tourists notify various international animal charities/organizations after visiting this hell hole.
Written September 25, 2014
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Danny_Chan
Wuxi, China7 contributions
Jul 2012
Very small zoo, good for kids below 10 years old.
I went there with special ticket RMB30/person (a family of 4 members), I will definitely not go back for the next 5years.
Written May 12, 2013
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r1karegina
Wuxi, China632 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Do not expect more for this zoo, mostly ALL the animals looks depressed. The rhino enclosure is too bad because too small for 3 giant rhinos. All animals seems not feed enough and looks hungry. But since you can feed the animals with your own vegetables, yes you can bring your own vegetables and feed the animals like sheeps, cows, monkeys, bears, camels, deers, swans, ducks etc. I feel I can help them to makes them happy a little bit. As long as only vegetables, you're allowed to feed them. The entrance fee for adults is RMB 80 including entrance fee for aquarium. For some people with wheel chair, this place is suitable too for them.
Written September 16, 2019
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Bobby M
Byron Shire, Australia91 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This part of the tour was the most depressing and pointless section of all. We are very spoilt in Australia in regards to zoos. We have in Sydney, Taronga Zoo and in Dubbo the fabulous zoo there. This place was sad and very much lacking in maintenance. The tour company Nexus could think twice about including it in their itinerary. The animals looked bored out of their minds and even the pandas were not very well kept.
Written April 15, 2017
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Kate
Denver, CO53 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
As a westerner, it's probably not a place you want to see or give money to. There is a decent variety of animals; however, they are relegated to tiny, dilapidated pens that seem much more like a prison than a sanctuary. Many of the animals appear a bit malnourished and it's really rather depressing. Definitely not a place to bring the kids.
Written January 29, 2017
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Jason B
Makati, Philippines68 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
This isn't a place you want to go. Its sad animals in pens. With so much nature in Wuxi you can skip this and go on a walk that will be far more enjoyable.
Written November 24, 2016
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Natasha_Holme
16 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
I went with a Chinese family and both the adults and children loved it. However, I'm from England and this zoo was quite distressing for me.

To be fair to this zoo, animals are very often kept in horrible conditions throughout the country and not just at this zoo.

The elephant was tied to a metal pole in the middle of a big room, with a 2m radius to walk around in, with no water or food. The hippos (which are enormous creatures) were kept in tiny cubed enclosures. The orangutan had very matted fur, sat alone in a big empty white room with only banana peels, urine and faeces around it. It was facing the wall, hunched over and looked very depressed.

On the other hand the flamingoes had a massive enclosure and were beautiful to look at. There was also a lot of birds and monkeys which were fun to watch. There is a panda here as well.

I watched the animal show and was both amazed and heartbroken at the same time. There were monkeys riding bicycles and tigers running on balls and doing floor tricks. As animals being used in zoos have been banned in England I was amazed by the skills these animals were performing. However, I can very easily imagine how much suffering these animals have endured to perfect these routines and this made the show quite unenjoyable.

If you've been to a zoo In other countries there really isn't much need to go to this Chinese zoo. If it's a panda you're after, I recommend Chengdu Panda Research centre. If you're taking Chinese people, especially children, they will probably love it here.
Written June 26, 2016
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