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“Watching the pandas”
Review of Hangzhou Zoo

Hangzhou Zoo
Reviewed April 16, 2014

As a Brazilian, I really enjoyed watching the pandas in the zoo, which is big, clean, and very well organized.

1  Thank Marcia20142014
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this large, rich-in-trees and well maintained zoo. Animals well kept, we felt, with space and clean living areas. Very nice area to walk around with a lot of different zones. Only down side is security guards spitting on the walkways, but as Leonidas might have said: 'this is China'.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Thought that the zoo would be a better place to visit considering that fact that it was the middle of spring. Weather was extremely good. Unfortunately the same could not be same about the zoo. Though it may be very well kept in certain areas, litter can be found very often. Cigarette butts on the grounds of animal pens where they might be consumed by the animals themselves and noticeable garbage found in the lake where the resident birds and fishes resides.

Also, most of the animals were either inactive, no where to be found or resting at that time. The waiting time for animal shows or performances were too long and there weren't any signs informing guests about the show performances, allowing them to wait too long while they were busy trying to earn quick cash with photo memorabilia's.

All in all a satisfactory trip. Very well kept zoo with an Asian twist in architecture and management.

1  Thank QingYC
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The conditions are good, not the best....animals have confort...especially the pandas...
I went in the summer....and there were many many many insects...take a spray against them OR...try another season :D

2  Thank Marysa C
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

I've been to the zoo a few times but I wouldn't recommend it. It appears to be designed in an era where the exhibit areas were designed purely to allow the public to see the animals and not meet the animal's needs.

The bears, for example, are in large pits with no natural materials for them to claw or chew. The big cats are in part kept in a display that looks more like a row of prison cells and seeing some of the apes made my wife cry at the sadness of these intelligent animals shut in something with all of the natural ambience of a storage cupboard.

If you want a much, much better wildlife experience, go to the Hangzhou Safari Park - it's quite a way outside of the town but, because of that, the animals have far more space and it doesn't feel like an animal prison.

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