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“Not like a US zoo”
Review of Shijiazhuang Zoo

Shijiazhuang Zoo
Parsippany, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not like a US zoo”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is a massive zoo. Located about 1.5 hr bus ride from the city center. The #5 bus takes you to the zoo. The zoo was built along the mountain range, which provides natural environmental elements for the animals: valleys, hills, mesas, etc. They highlight that they have won numerous awards and try to provide a sanctuary for the animals.

This is a zoo with some animal shows: parrots riding bicycles and doing math, and tigers/lions jumping through hoops. Although the enclosures are well built and large for the animals, there's still an issue with litter. Signs are everywhere, but you can see litter inside the enclosures and people actively throwing food wrappers and bottles at the animals to "see" what they'll do (esp. the monkey exhibit). There's no one policing the visitors. The animals seem to be happy, but upon a closer look, you can see that, for example, the horses' hooves don't get care, so they grow long causing their legs to get all bent.

If you're an animal activist or whatever, you may not want to visit.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Tinyee H
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795 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
“Great visit, especially for the kids”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was a sudden decision and it was well worth it. We went there the day before Chinese new year and they were just a few more people in the entire zoo. The zoo itself is massive and it would easily take an entire day to see it in entirety.
We just walked around as much as we could. The highlights have to be the pandas and feeding the alligator (Do not miss this.!)on the whole a good day out for kids and family alike. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank varun_mukthi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just ok”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

the city is ok, the street is very clean and there are a lot of shopping mall, and you can visit the sit by bike, you can find a bike in public place and have no charge. But there is no some special. So if you want a special trip, the city is no a good choice.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Rebecca g
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