Shenzhen Safari Park
|Map of Shenzhen Safari Park |
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Shenzhen Safari Park in Nanshan District is the first zoo in China to uncage animals. With green mountains to the north as its barrier, it is like a bright pearl in the bustling metropolis. Covering an area of 640,000 square meters (158 acres), there are more than 300 kinds of wild animals, in total 10,000 from all over the earth. Many of them are rare animals, such as giant pandas, south China tigers, golden monkeys, Siberian tigers, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, and Asian elephants. Visitors can not only take a close look of the animals, appreciating their amusing performances, but also enjoy the thrilling Motorcycle and Car Stunt Show at night.
The park is divided into three zones according to the living habits of different animals. Tourists can closely see the uncaged animals through the glass corridors.
Wild Beasts Zone
In the adventurous Wild Beasts Zone, white tigers (Bengal tigers), north China tigers (Siberian tigers), south China tigers, bears, wolves, lions, and African leopard all have their own homes. You don't want to lose the chance to have a look at the hybrids of tigers and lions - tigons and ligers, for the park is the only wildlife zoo in the world to see these rare species.
Herbivorous Animals Zone
Giraffes, flamingos, zebras, kangaroos, camels, hippos, swans, and other herbivores inhabit the Herbivorous Animals Zone. This area has the largest swan lake in China. Visitors can float over this lake to appreciate the graceful black and white swans. The national treasure of China, giant pandas, can also be seen in this zone. Two giant pandas are kept in the zoo. After adapting to the new environment, they are now living a happy life here and grow healthily.
In addition, the Ocean World in the park is definitely worth a visit. Visitors can see many kinds of sea creatures, such as spotted dolphins, sea lions, white fin dolphins, and lemon sharks. Meanwhile, the musical drama 'Happy Ocean' featuring acrobatics in mid air, high diving, and sea animal performances will take your breath away.
Animal Performance Zone
In this area, wonderful performances are awaiting visitors. Every day, Shenzhen Safari Park holds about ten animal performances in the four performance halls, namely the Circus Hall, the Elephants and Tigers Show Hall, the Sea lion Performance Hall, and the Birds Show Hall. You can see red orangutans serve as salesmen, cooperating with the cashiers - parrots and elephants which play the porters in the Circus Hall. The grand party of hundreds of birds in the Birds Hall cannot be seen in other parts of the world. The exciting parade with more than 300 actors and about 1,000 animals is also a pioneer in the world. The elephants act as the leaders of the procession, with tigers, lions, and other animals following behind. At the same time, clouds of pigeons can be found hovering in the sky.
Motorcycle and Car Stunt Show
The Stunt Show is hailed as the live the Fast and the Furious movie, performed at night, and is totally different from other performances in the park. More than ten car stunt men and fancy motorcyclists combine the vehicle stunts, parkour, and street dancing together in the show. With the fireworks, lights, and music, the thrilling show must be a feast for both your eyes and ears.
|Performance||Monday to Friday||Weekends and Holidays||Location|
|Beasts' Pageant||15:00||16:30||Performing Square|
|Tiger Show||11:00, 13:00, 14:00 (Suspended on Wednesday)||10:30, 12:00||Tiger Leaping Gorge|
|Elephant Show||11:00, 13:00||11:00, 13:30, 15:00||Wild Elephant Valley|
|Circus||12:00, 14:00||12:00, 14:00, 15:00||Circus Hall|
|Happy Ocean||12:30, 14:00, 16:30||12:30, 14:30, 17:10||Ocean World|
|Birds' Show||11:00, 13:30, 15:00||11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00||Birds Performing Stadium|
|Dance with Shark||-||14:00||Ocean World|
This table is only for your reference. It may change due to weather conditions and visitor flow. Official announcement of the day prevails.
How to get to Shenzhen Safari Park
1. Take metro line 7 (Xili Line) to Xili Lake Station, and walk northeast around 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) to the entrance of the park.
2. Take bus 36, 49, 66, 101, 104, 226, B736, B796, B797, M460, M492 to Dongwuyuan (Shenzhen Safari Park) Station.
Tips: If you want to go to Shenzhen safari park from Hong Kong, take East Rail Line to Lok Ma Chau and pass through Futian Port. Go northeast for 5 minutes to the Huanggang Checkpoint Subway Station to take line 7.
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By Sightseeing Bus inside the Park
Inside the park, there are sightseeing buses shuttling around for visitors' convenience. The ticket price is CNY 20 per person. Visitors can take it unlimited times in a day.
|Adults: CNY 240|
|Children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet) in height: CNY 140|
|Night Ticket: CNY 90|
|Free of charge for children less than 1.2 meters|
Each adult can only bring one child less than 1.2 meters into the park, without the charge for the kid. The extra children should buy discount tickets.
|Daytime||9:30 - 18:00, last entry at 17:00.|
(only open from May to October)
|18:30 – 21:00, last entry at 20:00.|
(i.e. from 29 September to 2 October?)