Qinling Wild-life Zoo

Qinling Wild-life Zoo, Xi'an: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Qinling Wild-life Zoo Reviews: 3.5/5

Qinling Wild-life Zoo
3.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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viranga gunasekara
15 contributions
Place to see giant panda
Apr 2019
Place is really good. I went there twice. many animals and specially giant panda. But bus ride through carnivorous section is too quick and can not really figure out all the animals there.
Written July 30, 2019
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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
Sweet
Dec 2017 • Solo
A good way to explore animal life, Qinling Wild-life Zoo is good option for kids to spend a day with wild life.
Written January 30, 2018
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
The caged animal zoo portion is a heartbreaking animal prison
May 2017 • Friends
As the signage and names imply, this is a part zoo and part wildlife/safari park”. The total property area exceeds 133 hectares (330 acres) and is located on the north slope of Qinling Mountain, near the town of Luan. It is the largest wildlife park in Northwest China. The park is about 28 kilometres from the centre of Xi’an, in Shaanxi Province. It is the home to over 300 species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, and in total about 10,000 animals. The wildlife are from around the world and include: Golden and many other types of monkeys, baboons, Asian elephants, giraffes, zebras, horses, deer, yaks, Bactrian camels, lions, white tigers, African cheetahs, leopards, panthers, lampas, peacocks, deer, hippopotami, kangaroos, parrots, flamingoes, rabbits, hippos, seals, sea lions, sea dogs, Bengal tigers, cougars, leopards, and many more. Most of the fenced-in, but relatively free-roaming animals looked fairly happy and in good condition. A few others looked as though they were living a boring, fenced-in life. That said, unless they are out in the wild, most animals live a fenced-in life.

The park is comprised of four parts: the sightseeing area (which has over 250 species of and over 8,000 animals) the vegetarian area (home to various vegetarian animals from around the globe), the predator area (houses beasts of prey), and the bird area (which has over 150 species of and over 6,000 birds). The animal portion of the zoological park is comprised of two parts, being an area for pedestrians and the other for motorized vehicles.

Most of the caged animals look like they live a sad life and are prisoners for tourists and other visitors to see. However, this is the norm for most zoos, and here, they seem to have a little more room and freedom to roam that at most other zoos.

Throughout the park, I saw tourists feed the animals and birds.

When people come up to me to try to sell me stuff, I respond to them in a language other than English or Chinese. They soon give up and walk away.

Admission is 100 RMB per person. Exceptions are: Children under 1.2 metres in height are free, children 1.2 to 1.4 metres pay 50 RMB, and seniors over 65 are free.
Written May 14, 2017
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Hillary K
55 contributions
Day at the zoo
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited the zoo on a Saturday morning. It is worth getting up early to avoid some of the people.

The first thing we did was ride the bus through the cage free exhibits. There are 3 options. A VIP bus- much smaller but Air Conditioned. A cage with opened Windows. These 2 options cost an additional fee. And a larger air conditioned bus that is included in the admission price. We opted for the free bus as the admission price was steeper than the average US price because my children are tall. It was about a twenty minute ride from start to finish. We saw tigers, giraffes, deer, horses, lions and more. They of course were separated. Some of the animals looked healthier than others.

We went to a seal show and the circus. Both were ok. I wouldn't go out of my way for either one, but kids are sure to enjoy both.

There were plenty of snack stands to grab water or ice cream. They have very typical Chinese snacks.

The monkeys were a highlight for my family. There were many baby monkeys running around and playing a watering hole. It was fun to watch them.

There are a lot of people selling items at the zoo as well as on the street that leads up to the zoo. Be careful if you are a foreigner as they try to get more money from you. For example one lady was going to charge 10 Yuan for a pair of kids binoculars and then later they wanted 30 Yuan. They are very persistent almost to the point of being irritating. My advice say no thank you and keep walking. If you act the least bit interested they will not leave you alone. And they always try to lure the child in with their toys!! I really hate telling my kids no 100 times.

All and all it was a fun day. I think it's a one time adventure in Xi'an.
Written July 25, 2016
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tripgalore
Xi'an, China26 contributions
Good day out for kids
Jun 2015 • Family
Best thing is the location in south Xian near the mountains so on the day we went it was an amazing view . The zoo is not the best one I have been too , but the kids just loved it ,
Written June 30, 2015
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StockholmFamily
Stockholm, Sweden1,472 contributions
Better than expected
Apr 2015 • Family
This is a very nice zoo, not so many animals as we had expected, and not many visitors either,,We have been to zoo in Beijing and Chongqing, but this is much cleaner, and it looks much better for the animals than in the other cities. This is Worth a visit.
Written April 20, 2015
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nicoleofnine
Xi'an, China71 contributions
The kids had fun but....
Oct 2014 • Family
... it wasn't great. The enclosures weren't very good and I felt sorry for the animals. Although the kids didn't notice and they had a nice day, I wouldn't recommend supporting this zoo.
Written February 19, 2015
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TravelingSAfrican
Male99 contributions
Not good at all..
This is one of those zoos that just makes you sad. The animals look absolutely miserable and many of the enclosures are too small for the animals that inhabit them. I dislike zoos in general, but this one goes beyond.
Written October 11, 2014
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Dana F
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions
Once and for all there are no pandas!
May 2014 • Family
The guide said there were pandas. The hotel said there were pandas. The web said there were pandas - let's be clear, THERE ARE NO BLEEDING PANDAs. There are however bleeding goats, rabbits, racoons and other animals with blood coming from various parts of their bodies. At first we were upset that we'd made a four hour round trip to show my little boy a panda, then we saw the panda enclosure and were SO relieved there were no pandas in there.

The ride in the cage truck thing is great - got up close to a giraffe which was cool but it's not like the marketing materials - the big cats are a LONG way off. This place reeks of neglect and unclean cages. The image of monkeys in steel collars fighting and screaming, and camels with stakes through their noses will never leave me. We actively had to hide the surroundings from our child, less he find it traumatic. We were relieved to find the "dolphin" enclosure is now converted to a breeding ground for mosquitoes and tadpoles too as the pool was tiny and shallow and no place for a dolphin. We heard big cats crying out like some kind of harrowing yelp - and the staff could not have been ruder. There's also ancient looking fairground rides there - they looked thrilling on a "tourists trapped alive in fairground nightmare' kind of way.

This place is an utter pit. We went there because we heard it was one of the more humane zoos in China....well, call in PETA now.
Written May 31, 2014
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Hugo a
Lima, Peru1 contribution
Alright place
Oct 2013 • Family
It's a zoo, you have to be aware of what you can expect. As i like nature, I tried it. The park is huge. Lots of space. Not as crowded as some zoos in bigger cities (Beijing).
There is nothing special, don't waste your time here. Spend your time in China for something worth! Like in the old street inside the wall.
Written January 14, 2014
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