Qinling Wildlife Park

Qinling Wildlife Park, situated in the middle section of Qinling Mountains, is the first park of its kind to be established in the northwest region in China. 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) south of the downtown area of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, this wildlife park has more than 300 species of animal, with many different types of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

Xi'an Qinling Zoological Park An acrobatic seal in Xi'an Zoo

Strolling into the park, the first thing that catches your eyes is a group of wooden sculptures facing the gate. They have been made to resemble lifelike and dainty human beings, eagles, black bears, monkeys and other creatures, and tell different stories about 'man and animals' and 'man and nature'. And looking at these beautiful and unforgettable sculptures, you would hardly guess that they've been made from petrified wood. It is the wonderful skills of the gardeners that endow these deadwoods with life again.

The animals' exhibition area is divided into two parts: the walking area and car-riding area.

The walking area lies in the west part of the park. Here animals like golden monkeys, brightly colored parrots, groups of flamingoes, hippopotami, kangaroos and so on can be seen. In addition, there are sea lions, seals, and groups of the largest land mammal in the world - the Asian elephant. These beautiful animals make this part of the park a very popular one.

The car-riding area is split into two further parts: one is exhibiting herbivores, the other carnivores.

Qinling Zoological ParkThe area of the herbivore exhibition is the largest in all of China. Grass-eating animals indigenous to Africa like giraffes, zebras, gnus and hartebeests can be found in the eastern part. And 15 other kinds of animals are exhibited here for the first time in the history of Xi'an. In the western part of the exhibit, you can find grass-eating animals from Asia, such as the 'Ship in Desert'- the Bactrian camel, and the 'Ship in Altiplano'- the yak, and so on.

In the carnivore show area, you have the chance to see in person the tigers and cougars with the fearsome reputation of 'Kings of the Animals', and the hauntingly beautiful leopards that are considered champion of the short-distance race amongst all beasts. Here, the most fascinating and unforgettable thing is the ferocity of the tigers and the lions. When a tourist car is driven into this area with guests inside and food for the carnivores hanging outside, these beasts walk next to the car at first and then chase it. This means tourists and flesh-eating animals are beside each other with only a piece of glass separating them. Exciting, isn't it? And what's more, when the beasts jump and pounce on the food outside the car, the spectacle will take your breath away. Be reassured, though, you're definitely quite safe!

Qinling Wildlife Park offers visitors a free and thoroughly natural environment to watch its animals. You can experience the intimacy that can exist between animals and people when meek creatures like peacocks and spotted deer come up to feed out of your hands. This new way of visiting animals is a wonderful experience for visitors. Here the animals you see are lively ones, living and playing in the open air instead of losing the brutalization and their nature by being caged.

How to Get to Qinling Wildlife Park

1. Take Tourist Line 9 (No. 320) from South Jinhua Road, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an International Exhibition Center or other bus stops and get off at the last stop. 
2. Take Huanshan Tourism Bus Line 1 and get off at Qinling Yesheng Dongwuyuan (Qinling Wildlife Park) Station. It runs from the east side of the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to Louguantai at 08:30-11:00, and returns at 13:30-17:30.
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Admission Fee March- November: CNY 100
December-next February: CNY 80
free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet) or no more than 6 years old.
Opening Hours March - November: 8:30 - 18:00 (stop admission at 17:00)
December - Feburary: 9:00 - 17:00 (stop admission at 16:30)

- Last updated on Sep. 21, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Qinling Wildlife Park
Asked by SiuV from USA | Dec. 29, 2018 20:28Reply
Are the pandas still in this Qinling Wildlife Park now?
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Answered by Deirdre from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2019 19:36

Yes, as I know, you can still see the pandas in this park.
Asked by Sherry from SINGAPORE | May. 20, 2017 20:07Reply
What are the transportation options to get to Qingling Zoological Park from Citadines Central?
for e.g. via bus, subway and taxi as well as the cost and travelling time for each. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate from ITALY | May. 24, 2017 03:16

First, you may walk 200 meters northwards and turn right for about 400 meters along Xidajie to Bell Tower Metro Station. Then you may take metro line 2 to Hangtiancheng Station, Exit B. Afterwards, you may walk about 100 meters along North Chang’an Street to East Chang’an Street Xikou Bus Stop. Please take bus no.320 to your destination directly. The whole trip will take around 2 hours. The ticket fare is no more than CNY8/person.
If you take a taxi to go there, it may cost CNY80-100. The duration may be around 1 hour.
Asked by Renee from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 16, 2015 08:05Reply
Do you have the black and White pandas to see at this Qinling Zoological Park?
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Answered by Fiona from GERMANY | Apr. 16, 2015 20:53

Well, as far as I know, there is no panda in this zoo nowadays.
Asked by sushma from NEPAL | Jul. 12, 2014 11:16Reply
is there any discount for student in Qinling Zoological Park ?
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Answered by sushma | Jul. 12, 2014 20:09

Is it open for seven days a week?
Answered by Amira from USA | Jul. 12, 2014 20:30

No, there is no discount for students for the zoo. And it opens seven days a week.
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