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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
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06:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 17:00

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Good place for children to play and discover

As long as you avoid the long holidays like Chinese New Year. Close to subway station with same name via exit 1. Adult ticket: 40 RMB, children ticket: 20 RMB

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ikbal M
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Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with high expectations because locals told me it was much bigger than the Taipei Zoo. They clearly had not been to the Taipei Zoo - the Shanghai Zoo much smaller, both in terms of the amount of animals, as well as the area in general. It seems for the majority of the species, the zoo's has a... More 

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1 Thank amievergonnafindout
Shanghai Region, China
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As long as you avoid the long holidays like Chinese New Year. Close to subway station with same name via exit 1. Adult ticket: 40 RMB, children ticket: 20 RMB

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during spring festival. Much crowd was there but zoo was not maintained at a limit of shanghai city like bund, downtown etc

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Thank irfanbedi
Shenzhen, China
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463 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For such a big city I was disappointed. It has all the animals you can think of yes. But it seems so dated. Needs a lick of paint. Animals looked ok to me. No sign of mistreatment. Super busy with people. Lot of walking. Price around 40 rmb. Okay time but nothing special. Expected more. Drinks are very expensive. Shanghai... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Almost all animals exist in the zoo, such as Panda, elephants, all kinds of monkeys, birds and so much more Don't listen to people who acting like they are very concern about animals in this zoo because they care them not so bad as they said Ticket cost 40Y There is shuttle inside the zoo for fast travel which is... More 

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2 Thank Benny G
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The zoo itself was adapted from a golf running by British one hundred years ago, give the zoo full of green, glass with full of big trees, surrounding with some litter river. it is best to take yr afternoon rest time in the park, with nature, with most of famous Chinese animal, like panda, monkey..., all animal are treated well... More 

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Bengbu, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I went to Shanghai Zoo to see the pandas only, but decided to have a look around. I was very sad when I saw the state of the animals there. The Brazilian Wolf was walking back and forth near the fence the whole time I stayed there observing him. He was definitely not doing well. The elephant was continually rocking... More 

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3 Thank TalitaNaomi
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

It was dirty, smelly and the poor animals are being kept in awful conditions! The Elephants, pandas and crocodile enclosures were truly horrid, small and heartbreaking! All of the animals seems sad and depressed the 2 pandas just laid there, motionless. PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE. ANIMAL SERVICES SHOULD SHUT IT DOWN!

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2 Thank Sophie K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The zoo was in a horrific state: litter everywhere (even in the animal enclosures), I saw a coke bottle (in the animal cage) that the sun had bleached, which suggested that the bottle had been there for quite some time. The reptile part was nasty: finger marks everywhere and filthy enclosures, some you could barely see through the glass. The... More 

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2 Thank Colin D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Shanghai zoo is terrible. Do not go and give them money to treat animals so badly. The cost, what we thought was far too little for a reputable zoo at 20rmb. After walking for a while, we came to a pond with different birds. Clear signage everywhere saying please do not feed the animals, yet locals still fed chocolates and... More 

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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.
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