Shanghai Wild Animal Park

Shanghai Wild Animal ZooLocated in Sanzao Town of Nanhui in Pudong New Area and about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the city center, Shanghai Wild Animal Park is the first national grade wild zoo in China.

Covering an area of 153 hectares (378 acres), the zoo is the home of over 200 kinds of animals from all over the world including rare animals and animals under the state special protection. The zoo can be divided into a walking area where you travel on foot and a bus-riding area where you take a bus to enjoy close contact with the wild animals. There are five main sections in Shanghai Wild Animal Park: animal performing hall and areas for wild beasts, herbivores, penned animals and other animals.

Walking into the animal performing hall, you are welcomed by all the lovely animal actors. Elephants, dogs, sheep, bears, tigers, lions, monkeys and parrots are eager to present a colorful performance. All of them have superior skills and cooperate well with each other. They are praised as the top animal actors and some are even the animal stars. During the past National Holiday, the zoo personnel held a wedding ceremony for a bear couple and many animals were invited to join in. Visitors witnessed this happy moment and sent their best wishes to the new couple. The dog racing course is the venue for animals that are good at running or galloping. Dogs, camels, ostriches and Mongolian horses are the selected competitors. Who will win? Let's wait and see. 

Take a tourist bus and the unforgettable experience of close contact with wild animals begins. Giraffes are leisurely eating leaves. Greedy bears always beg for food around your bus. Shanghai Wild Animal Park feeds tigers and lions with living animals to help them retain their wild survival instincts. Sometimes they are taking a nap, but when the prey comes into their sight, they will show you the prestige and power of the jungle king. Under the safety guarantee, visitors are allowed to feed and take a photo with animals such as giraffes and elephants. This is face-to-face contact in the truest sense.
Elephant in Shanghai ZooThe penned animal area includes a giant panda hall, golden monkey hall, parrot house, white lion area, white tiger area, ostrich zone, kangaroo zoo and crocodile island. It is a wonderful place where you can see many precious animals such as a giant panda, white lion and white tiger. Knowing how they live will increase your knowledge about the animals. The other animal area embraces the flamingo exhibition area, young animal garden, waterfowl lake and bird garden. You will get to know more about the life and behavior of the animals residing in this area and how the small animals are cared for by the caring zoo keepers.

In order to make sure every tourist has an enjoyable visit, Shanghai Wild Animal Park has established extra facilities. A Ferris wheel allows you to take a bird's eye view of the whole zoo and an electric power cart will carry you on your trip if you feel tired. The outdoor play equipment is dreamland for children. If you are hungry, the local restaurants such as Shangye Restaurant, Guanhe Hotel and Changqing Hotel will serve you delicious meals to satisfy any appetite. Choose something in the souvenir shops and make a grandiose ending to your memorable trip!

Animal Show Time

Show Schedule Location
Animal's Welcoming Performance and Parade 09:00 - 10:15 at weekends and holidays the square inside the main gate of the Wild Animal Park
Sea Lion Show 10:00, 15:15; an extra show at 13:00 at weekends and holidays Sea Lion Hall
Large Square Show 13:00 Baishoushan Square
Show of Lions and Tigers 11:00; an extra show at 14:30 at weekends and holidays Animal Training Ground
Horse and Dog Racing 11:00 Dog Racing Circus
Russian Circus Mon. - Fri.: 13:00
Weekends and Holidays: 12:00, 14:00
International Circus Theater
Tiger Hunting Training 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 Tiger Hunting Training Ground

How to get to Shanghai Wild Animal Park

1. Take Metro Line 16 and get off at Wild Animal Park Station. Then take Huinan Line 6 and get off at the park.
2. Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Zhangjiang High Technology Park Subway Station. Get out from Exit 5 and find the bus stop for Zhangnan Line. Then get on the bus and get off at the Wild Animal Park.
3. Nanxin Special Line: From Shanghai Railway Station to Nanhui University Town passing the park.
4. Tourism Bus at Shanghai Stadium (Parking Lot No. 4) only at weekends: 9:30 from Shanghai Stadium and 16:00 back from the zoo. Reservation is necessary.

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Entrance Fee CNY 130 for adults
CNY 117 for seniors between 60 and 64, and CNY 65 for seniors above 65 (passport required)
CNY 65 for children between 6~18 years old (passport required)
Free for children under 4.3 feet (1.3 meters) high or under 6 years old (passport required)
Opening Hours July & August: 08:00 - 18:00
March - June & September - November: 08:00 - 17:00
December - February: 8:30 - 16:30

Ticket sale stops an hour before the closing time.

 Further Reading: Shanghai Zoo, in the west suburb of the city, near Hongqiao International Airport.

- Last modified on Sep. 21, 2018 -

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