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“Nice place with children”

Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Ranked #45 of 1,318 things to do in Shanghai
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“Nice place with children”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

It is good place especially if you are with your kids, they can feed some of the animals around 12:00 to 2:00 PM with just little amount .
You can find panda . Go there as soon as you can because it get crowded at lunch time as peopel like to picnic there.

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“Animal abuse”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Animals are suffering all over China from this cruel form of entertainment, Drugged, beaten, de-clawed, de-toothed and humiliated.

Visited January 2014
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“Get up close and cuddly with the Limurs!!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Having been to Shanghai Zoo in 2009 we thought we would try the up close and personal experience described on tripadvisor now that we had come back with our 3 children.

Because we arrived in winter the park was fairly empty, we walked up to the buses and ended up on one that took us through the large wildlife section with Lions and Black bears that seemed to wonder up to the bus a little sadly and stare. From previous posts it seems that once they use to be fed by the buses travelling through. I couldn't help feeling sad for these poor majestic creatures seemingly confused by their role in their superficial environment. If this was all that there had been I would have left feeling really upset... but thankfully there was a huge redeeming feature!

We stumbled across the Limur sanctuary across a quaint little bridge where I believed we could have a photograph with a Limur. I was ecstatically surprised that this island was inhabited by hundreds of little communes of Limurs dying to jump on us for food and have cuddles (Oh their gorgeous little hands on our faces!!!). Sadly the Chinese children seemed only to want to scream at them and frighten them but they seemed to know from our cuddles that we were safe and kept running and jumping on us to hide behind our backs. We spent an hour in this enclosure and our boys were in heaven (ok, I was a little more jumping on the clouds of Madacascar heaven!). They ate from our hands and looked right in to our eyes and stroked our faces. We were in awe and maybe they were too as they met people who werent trying to scare them!

The Tiger and Lion show I wish we had missed. These poor huge beasts in a tiny circus cage looked genuinely furious with their violent whip-feisty trainers and I rekon the Lioness wanted to eat the one bloke who kept whipping her each time she wouldn't get on the tiny bar and cooperate with the dumb shenanigans. Miss that show. My six year old son was distraught at how sad the bg cats were doing tricks on wobbly dirty wheels and bars.

The elephants enclosure was far too small and right beside the 'do not feed' sign a Chinese woman held out a snickers bar and fed the elephant who seemed a little like she had some serious mental health problems rocking back and forth repetitively. The grounds were so huge that some of the enclosures for the larger animals were just pathetic. Having said that, most enclosures were huge and well thought out but I think they just put a lot of thought in to the animals that brought the biggest national audience.

We were quite distressed by the anteaters walking on bleeding knuckles in tiny glass cages that were filthy and freezing. All of them were walking manically around their cages bleeding all over their cages. Not great for the kids.

The rides were overpriced but fun.

All in all, worth the visit. Purely for the Limurs. We like to move it move it!!!

Visited January 2014
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“I took a selfie with a huge pigeon on my shoulder”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Shanghai Wild Animal Park is located 35 km away from Shanghai city centre. We decided to take the trip out to this park to please the children and to see scenery in the outskirt of the city as all our activities were in the city.

We took a long subway trip from city centre to East Huaxia Road station on subway line 2. We exited through exit 5 and found a blue or green cab (we were told all cabs are ok except the red ones would overcharge) waiting right at the entrance. We decided to take that cab and told the driver to issue us a receipt for the fare. The cab ride took us to very outskirt areas with village or small town like scenery. The ride was maybe 40 minutes and the fare came to 60 yuan.

We arrived at the park about 11 am and we knew the park would close at 4 pm during winter. There were very few visitors as it was a weekday. The entrance fee was 130 yuan for adults and 65 yuan for students. We showed photocopy of our children passports to show their ages that they were students and they agreed to students fee for them.

The scenery in the park was fantastic. Trees were mostly thin and brown, the grass was greena and brown, it was very windy and chilly and there were nice lakes and streams. There were bamboo trees probably for the pandas. Our first interactive stop was at the pigeons park. Mostly white but some were black the pigeons were huge, the size of a adult human head. We paid for feed them and when we went inside the pigeon park, so many of them flew onto us landing every where they could, on our head, shoulders and arms. They refused to get off us eventhough we had no more food for them. That was so fun to have birds on to our bodies.

The tigers and lions were lively, moving about actively unlike many zoos where the big animals look weak. The cross over breed between lions and tigers, the so called liger was so hugh, it was the biggest big cat I have seen in my life. It was very active and walked about very close to the perimeter glass and fense next to the spectators. It had almost no stripes and off white in colour.

In the incubator section, we saw really cute baby leopards, tigers, white tigers and lions. Their date of births were shown, the batches of babies were about 3 months old. The babies would stood together under an indoor yellow light bulb for the heat as the winter was very cold. The slightly bigger cubs played and ran around in a confined area outdoor.

There were 3 giant pandas in the park. Two were "off duty", they chewed on bamboos and were sleeping. One was "on duty" in a separate area not eating bamboo and not sleeping for the entertainment of the spectators.

There were many animals, some smaller ones we could touch them. The lakes and bridges were so scenic in the winter with so many swans (white and black) in the water. The wind was very chilly (just above 0 degrees celcius) and the air was very fresh.

We brought so food to eat as there was not much food stalls in the park. It was very quiet and we mostly walked about on our own. We could walk through the whole park and in the cold weather, it was nice to walk about. There was a bus that came to us and said the ride around the park was free. It was a lie and then the driver said we had to pay for the ride. Do not bother to take the bus. It was more fun to walk on our own. We did not bother to catch any of the animal shows as it was more fun to look at animals at our own pace.

We left the park after 3 pm before the park closed. When we exited there were many men standing outside the entrance at the car park. We were surrounded by them wanting to give us a ride back to the city. They were private car drivers and said they could give us a cheap fare. Please do not go into any of this private cars. We said no and walked through all of them and went to the main road. There was a blue or green cab waiting there. We went straight to the cab and asked the driver to take us the East Huaxia Road subway station, We said ok. But the men forbid us from using the cab saying there was a queue and they came earlier. We just smiled and ignored them and went into the cab. The men used aggressive marketing but did not threaten, touched us or shouted. When we went into the cab there was nothing they could do. We asked the cab driver to issue receipt and the fare came to 60 yuan.

The touts was a bad experience. I believe it is not safe to enter a private car with them so it is better to use official cabs. However we were not shaken by this as they came across as pushy sellers rather than making us feel unsafe. So just say no and wait for a cab.

Overall, the experience going to the park and outskirt on our own was the most memorable activity for us in Shanghai.

Visited December 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Really wild”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Covering an area of 153 hectares, Shanghai Wild Animal Park is the first national wild animal park in Shanghai. It is located in Xuanqiao Town of Nanhui District in Pudong, about 35 km from downtown Shanghai.

The park hosts approximately ten thousand animals with more than 200 kinds of representative and rare animals from all areas of the world, such as giraffes, zebras, antelopes as well as the endangered giant panda, the snub-nosed monkey and the Chinese tiger.

The Park was opened to the public on November 18, 1995, and is one of China’s 5A tourist spots.
153 hektarlık bir alanı kapsayan, Shanghai Wild Animal Park Şanghay’da ilk ulusal vahşi hayvan parkıdır.

Bu şehir Şangay yaklaşık 35 km, Pudong Nanhui District Xuanqiao Town mevkiindedir.Park zürafa, zebralar, ceylanlar gibi nesli tükenmekte olan dev panda, kalkık burunlu maymun ve Çin kaplan gibi dünyanın tüm alanlarda,

200′den fazla temsilcinin çeşit ve nadir hayvanları ile yaklaşık on bin hayvan barındırır.Park 18 Kasım 1995 tarihinde halka açıldı ve Çin’in 5A turistik yerlerinden biridir.

The park is divided into two areas, a drive-through area and a walking area.

The drive-through area provides visitors with the opportunity to sit in a caged bus and see gentle giraffes, elephants, golden antelopes, cheetahs, African lions, bears, hippos, and flamingos, etc.

Pictures can be taken with the animals and there is also the opportunity to feed them as well as some of their babies.

Animal performances are highlights of the park and are enjoyed by all who attend.

Park; kafesli safari otobusu gecis alanı ve yürüyüş alanı olarak ikiye ayrılmıştır.
Kafesli safari otobusu gecis alanında kafesli otobüste oturmak zürafalari, filleri, çita, Afrika aslanları, ayıları, suaygırları ve flamingolar görme fırsatı ve hayvanlara yiyecek yedirme firsati sağlar,

In the walking area, you can enjoy the world’s rarer animals, such as the white lion, white tiger, white kangaroo, giant panda, and Chinese alligator. And in the small animal garden, you can hug the smaller animals, feed lovely monkeys, and have the experience of the zoo keeper to see personally the miraculous world of a working zoo.

n addition, the park also offers animal performances, showing the charm and skill of the animals and their gift in performing.

The traffic is very convenient, public bus YuanYe Line, WanYe Line, NanXin Line, LuNan Line, ZhangNan Line and travel bus No. 2 all have stops here. From 1st Mar to 30th Nov, the park opens during 08:00 - 17:00 (last ticket sold at 16:00). From 1st Dec to the end of the next Feb, the opening hour is from 08:30 to 16:30 (last ticket sold at 15:30). The admission fee is CNY100.00 for the adult and CNY50.00 for the child (0.8m - 1.2m).

(Tel: 021-61180000) is located at No. 178 Nanliu Road, Nanhui District which is in east Pudong area.

Visited March 2013
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