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“Feed the tigers”

Siberian Tiger Park
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Private Best of Harbin City Tour in Summer
Ranked #6 of 208 things to do in Harbin
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Owner description: This park contains more than twenty Siberian Tigers that are being bred in the hope of being returned to the wild.
Perth, Australia
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“Feed the tigers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were really excited to go to the tiger farm but a tad disappointed after visiting. We sat on the wrong side of the bus and missed a lot of the attractions i.e. the car feeding chickens to the tiger.
At the beginning of the walk thru section you can purchase meat to feed the tigers. Save it for the white siberian tigers as they are defiantly the most entertaining at situated near the end of the walk through section.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Tigers are cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

There are supposed to be lots of other big cats there too (didn't see any! - might have been too cold)
The bus trip around through the enclosures is quite good. But really you get a better view on the walk-through section. I enjoyed it, but am sympathetic to those who don't like to see animals enclosed like that. They did seem to be enjoying play-fighting with one another though.
Quirky: you can purchase a sheep or lump of beef and they will feed it to the tigers in front of you. I think 200RMB for a sheep.

Visited February 2014
Thank Peter B
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Hong Kong, China
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“Animal Lovers, Please Avoid”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

First up, the tigers in this enclosure are yellow and not the usual white that most people have come to expect of Siberian tigers. There were also supposed opportunities to see some of the other resident animals in the park, including leopards and ligers, but none of these animals were in sight the day we visited. The zoo also boasts that they feature over 1,200 animals. We saw 30 tigers at most.

Admission to the park is ¥90 (although if you come with a licensed tour guide, the tickets will be discounted to ¥65). An additional ¥10 gets you a ride on a reinforced bus into the tiger enclosures for ample viewing opportunities. Visitors are able to purchase meat or live chickens, ducks and even goats (¥10 - ¥1,500) to feed the tigers with.

Please note: We visited the park at the recommendation of several people we spoke to, but we found the whole feeding practice very barbaric and unethical, and had to wonder how well-fed the tigers were on a usual basis since they always seemed so hungry. The tigers would flock to visitors during the feeding sessions and fight for food.

We were also disturbed by how some of the Chinese tourists around us were seen taunting the tigers by dangling all sorts of items, including plastic bottles and plastic bags above the cages to get the attention of the tigers, before throwing them into the enclosures eventually. One tiger in particular was seen gnawing on a plastic drink bottle in an attempt to eat it. There were no park rangers in sight to prevent such mis-acts. And one wonders why animals in Chinese zoos always seem to die of malnutrition or complications from feeding.

Also, the enclosures are not the most well-maintained or cleanest we've come across, prompting questions about the wellbeing of the tigers from some of the foreign tourists around us. Yes, the park offers numerous opportunities to observe the tigers up-close and take photos, if that's what you're after. That said, if you're an animal lover, consider not visiting the park because it can be quite a heartbreaking experience to witness how the tigers are treated, and worse, the poor behavior of some tourists around the park.

Visited February 2014
7 Thank Mei L
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Hanói, Vietnã
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“Safari On The Snow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Very organized visit to the park where Snow Tigers, Bengal Tigers,White Tigers, an enormous vairety of these big cats and lions can be seen. You can also buy a live chicken to feed the animals.Excellent opportunities to take good photos.

Visited February 2014
Thank vac90
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Ra'anana, Israel
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“Worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

We hadn't planned to go here but as most of the Snow and Ice Festival venues are best at night we went here in the morning. I was impressed by the grounds and although it is not great to see animals in captivity anywhere this is not bad for China. The staff and the front desk in the Visitors Center speak English but al the ticket office they didn't. You can buy a ticket for the area where you walk around looking at the tigers only or a ticket for that plus a bus trip of about 20 minutes through the grounds. We did both and took an English speakign guide (human!) from the front desk for 30Y (f I remember correctly). The best thing about the guide was that she got us the front seats on the bus! She spoke good English and explained about the tigers. One of the highlights was seeing a Liger and Tion (tiger/lion mix).

Visited February 2014
1 Thank mash66
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