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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

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Address: NO. 2831 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai 200051, China
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Phone Number: 021-62687775
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Funny Gorillas

It was a very good zoo which had lots of animals to see. It was very good value. My favourite animals were the gorillas because they act like most families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
peterubly
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If this is your only chance to see an panda, do it. Otherwise skip it. Its old and in disrepair through out much of the park. That said, all the kids rides are ready to soak you for a few dollars.

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Thank Chris D
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very good zoo which had lots of animals to see. It was very good value. My favourite animals were the gorillas because they act like most families.

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Doha, Qatar
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could be better, is a bit hot but manageable, nice for small kids who can see a lot of kind animals there, also there are pandas. People throw too much trash in the floor, place in some areas is a bit messy

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Shanghai Zoo in May. I wish I never paid money to this park, as this only encourages them to keep their animals in such appalling conditions. Firstly the panda enclosure. I only saw one giant panda and he/she was so sad. He was on his own, in a large concrete room/box with a glass window for the visitors... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant zoo in a large country park setting. A good collection of animals, birds and reptiles. Plenty to see, and the large park with many lakes is worthy to walk around on its own right. Went on a hot summers day so most of the animals were sleeping contentedly in the heat. Take plenty of water as it's... More 

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Thank PhilipPJ64
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel so sorry for many fish and turtles living in a comparatively small tank. Some monkeys pushed their hands out of cages to ask for food. Elephant house is very smelly and dirty. Sea lions lake is small, and not clean water. The zoo is very crowded and noisy, too many people try to take photos and pose with... More 

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Thank Lan H
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Please!! Don't give money to this type of places!! Seeing animals was so dissapoint.. they were so sad and people was throwing food and other things them... Horrible..

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Thank Rocío P
Brownsburg, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe that the turtle and alligator exhibit included just a small bit of water. People were actually throwing coins into the small amount of water they did have. So sad!!! Our highlight was the panda exhibit. Other than that we were not impressed.

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Thank Stacy P
Yeppoon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Shanghai Zoo has the best and worst of zoos. We went for the Panda's primarily, which are well looked after. The Lions, bears, tigers have plenty of space and are looked after. However the monkeys were sadly not. There are plenty of gardens, and the zoo is divided into many parts, with paths, parklands, swings and attractions. Easy full day... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been to a lot of zoos and have never been so disappointed and distressed by one such zoo before! First of all, the animals inside the zoo were impressive but the treatment of them was quite the opposite! The animals were probably having a better life being hunted than in this so called "zoo". Zoo keepers were non... More 

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Staying in Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.