Dalian Forest Zoo
Dalian Forest Zoo
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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BundaK
Dalian, China16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012
The zoo has two entrance gate and it is connecting by cable car. The South Part (Safari Park) is more clean and has more animals than the East Part ( Stable Breeding Park). The entrance fee is 120 yuan, children under 120 cm is free. Inside the zoo there is an electric car for 20yuan/person. If you have enough time and energy, I thinks it's better to walk and enjoy your time. We can feed the animal by giving the food that we can buy inside the zoo. It is not allowed to give animal food that we bring, but many people did that :( Opening hours in summer is 08.30-17.00
Written May 18, 2012
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kruzinom
Greenville, NH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
There are so many different animals and their enclosures are awesome! Of course the Panda exhibit is always very crowded. Bring good walking shoes. This day I walked over 10 miles just in the zoo alone and I'm not sure I saw everything. Plan for a full day. This is not a quick excursion. You want to see it all because it's awesome.
Written January 15, 2019
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Paydon G
Dalian, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Dalian Forest Zoo is a must see for anyone coming to Dalian. It's a nice zoo with a good variety of animals. The zoo is very spread out so expect to do quite a bit of walking. They have a trolley you can purchase a ticket for(I think 15-30rmb) and it allows you to visit three stops. The first stop was zebra's, giraffes, and ostriches. The most amazing part about this zoo is that you can touch many of the animals. We were able to pet and feed the zebra's and giraffes. We also feed the ostriches, but tried not to get to close. You can purchase carrots to feed the animals inside the park, or from sellers outside the park. We got 5 baggies of carrots for roughly 10rmb from a lady outside the gate. The second stop is the llama area. Llama's are freely walking around with people. You can take pictures, pet the llamas, and feed them. You can also see mini horses, goats, and camels in this area. We walked ahead a little bit to see some Rhinos before heading back to catch the next trolley. The last stop was to see emu's and kangaroos. You have the opportunity to buy feed to feed to the kangaroos. The kangaroos are mostly afraid of humans so if you buy a cup, you'll most likely end up feeding it to the emus. Next you can walk down a long path to see lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh my! You can purchase fruit and other food to feed to the bears. They will do tricks for treats. They are working on the tigers cage, so they were moved into a smaller area. You are able to feed the tigers at this zoo. You can purchase raw chicken or live chickens(10rmb for raw/100rmb for live) to throw over the fence to the tigers. Past the tigers there were elephants and wolves. The zoo also has a very neat panda pavillion. Nothing was cooler than getting to see real pandas up close. This zoo had three pandas, and dozens of red panda's. The zoo also has several different types of primates that you can see. You can throw food from a platform into the primate area. Overall, the zoo is an amazing experience. Getting to see animals up close is not something that many people get to do. For only 120rmb, you need to see this zoo if you have the opportunity.
Written November 18, 2014
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Keegz M
Dalian, China9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Outrageous! Do not pay for this as it is clearly not being spent on the upkeep of this place. This place is a disgrace to all the beautiful wildlife they have there. The living conditions are the worst I've ever seen. I left after 30 minutes. Please see photos.
Written October 1, 2020
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Martyn K
London, UK16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like animals do not go. The saddest place I have ever visited.
Animals in empty glass fronted boxes.
Pandas banging their heads against the wall out of bordem / frustration.
Animals clearly in a bad mental state.
A section of the zoo where the animals are more free to roam was better, admittedly, but it didn't make up for the terrible conditions of the main area
Written March 11, 2015
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Takmat
Shenzhen, China2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Visited April 14th, 2015. Very few people at the ticket counter... should have been a hint. Most exhibits are closed, with rusted padlocks on the rundown buildings. No shows. Heartbreaking to see the conditions in which the tigers are kept. Same for most felines, the poor polar bear and his Asian siblings, most birds... Dead pelican floating in the tiny pond available for his still (but for how long) breathing friends. Huge areas under construction, but even larger ones are in desperate need of proper renovation (everything else). North gate is a ghost town... no road access back to the city either. Cable car not working. Food courts were closed down, same for the few gifts shops I walked by. Not that I wanted to get anything from there anyway, but really... this place should be closed! Yet, they still happily take your 120 RMB entrance fee. The newest looking building is the Panda exhibit. I didn't go in as I had planned to keep it last. By then I was so disappointed and heartbroken for the animals that I did not even want to go in anymore... but who knows, that could actually be OK...

Don't feel like sharing all the rundown building pictures, the dead pelican, the sad polar bear... but I'll post one. The wolf in that cage was running around in circles like a crazy animal... and the sign posted on his living space was quite... misleading compared to my experience there... I would not have written it quite this way...
Written April 14, 2015
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Paula P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
China's Dalian Forest Zoo is an absolute disgrace. We expected so much better since this zoo houses the revered Chinese Pandas. The Panda enclosure was spacious and they appeared to be well cared for. However, the entire zoo beyond that was a disgrace. Both large and small animals were overcrowded and housed in small concrete cages. People had the ability to throw things at the animals, with no zoo workers overseeing this. Animals looked skinny and their coats were dirty and matted. I can understand the ignorance of the general public but not of the zookeepers. My heart breaks for these animals. I could not bring myself to take any pictures.
Written May 29, 2017
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Anna B
Frontenhausen, Germany68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We went there because we wanted to see the number one in Dalian. Because we used Google maps we arrived on the side entrance and not on the main. There we paid 120rmb. For the car you need to pay 20rmb that you can get to the entrance. We've got some strange map which is not very good made. We went first to the Pinguins. First surprise, it was so dirty and the second thing is, there were no Pinguins! It was empty. So next room.. it was the polar beer.. how everyone knows from the movie... total white and beautiful. No! He is sitting in a very small cage and try get to out all the time... after he pushed himself few times against the door he gave up and sit. He put all the time his tangle out and we could see that it was completely blue because he is licking all the time the walls... which a sad sad pictures!!! Then we went to the next place where we found wild cats and wolf's. Both are sitting in tiny cages and the fear of them looks destroyed. I could not see it too long. As next we went to the show of the elephants.. that was OK but I don't really want to know how much they hit them that they make all this moves... you should never forget that this animals are living not for entertaining people.. no they would like to have a normal life and because the zoo bought them for money the animals are the personal slaves which have to do what the " owner " want to.
We liked to see the giraffes and also the zebras, that's OK and it seems that they have a more luxury life than the polar bear...


After this trip We definitely know that we will probably not go to any Zoo anymore ( especially in China!!!!...who stayed longer in China know what I mean!).. it is very painful to see which kind of life the animals have, just because we people want to be entertained.
Written June 13, 2015
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Henrik S
Dalian, China8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Animals were sad looking. Tiger area looked like a parking lot. Pandas were only creature worth looking at and som primates. Suggest management travels the world (Australia, USA etc to see what a zoo should look like in terms of animal welfare
Written October 22, 2018
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Kurtis J
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Poor excuse for a zoo, it appears to be very unkept, animals look bored and pacing in very crowded enclosures. Baby area was heart breaking to see so many babies in little glassed areas with nothing to play with. Coming from Australia we are very lucky to have amazing zoo's, we wish we didn't come to this one, because it doesn't look like they use the money to help the animals.
Written October 30, 2015
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