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Hongshan Forest Zoo

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No.168 Heyan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210028, China
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Poor welfare for animals.

Very disappointing the Panda Enclosure was closed. The only animals who appeared to have a... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
shalom802
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West Otago
Just went to see a panda

Saw the panda Well saw two Did you know that pandas only mate with another panda they like, hence... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
thiggins60
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Perth, Australia
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  • Excellent8%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
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26 Jun 2017
“Poor welfare for animals.”
7 Oct 2016
“Just went to see a panda ”
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No.168 Heyan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210028, China
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very disappointing the Panda Enclosure was closed. The only animals who appeared to have a contented lifestyle were the racoons. We did not see any other animal apart from the head of a Giraffe poking out of appalling quarters. if you wanted to see lovely...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Saw the panda Well saw two Did you know that pandas only mate with another panda they like, hence they are becoming extinct. Didn't look at much more but the animals have nice environment not just concrete Just thought if in China should see a...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place, like all other zoos in China, has a sub-zero conservation ethos. Though the zoo itself is beautiful and has lovely grounds, the animals are poorly cared for such that all birds have nasty, dirty feathers and all mammals look mangy (I would venture...More

1  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The zoo is very big, but the space is only for the visitors. The animals have very little space, often only a cage about their own size! A terrible smell of excrements is lying above the whole area. The bigger animals are all alone in...More

2  Thank vera214
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Well for those who have never taken a look at the world political map for once, China is huge! And the space the zoo management provided for the wild animals in here is just ridiculously small. I have been to the zoo in Bali, Indonesia...More

1  Thank Volkan Ç
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

The living conditions for the animals are atrocious, they are kept in tiny concrete pens with little attempt to recreate their natural habitat. Animals look dirty, unhappy and poorly kept. They even have an exhibit with dogs, a waste of time. If you like animals...More

3  Thank rhyser
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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

This zoo has a large variety of animals. Penguins, elephants, tigers, and more. It also has two amusement parks, so it is great for kids. However the food court was overpriced for the cheap food. Also some of the cages are too small for the...More

1  Thank Victor Y
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The zoo is huge. A lot of animals. A good variety of species as well. I'd say it could do with some improvements but it's not too bad. We were there from 7:45am right up till 2pm. We were so tired that we decided to...More

1  Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Difficulties started already with parking (waiting in line to parking), walking with stroler is more difficult then in other Chinese landmarks which are not best practises anyhow... I would recomend it only when you don't have idea how to spend your time.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

What I saw in this zoo, appalled me. I will never go back there. The zoo area is spacious but animal enclosures are definitely too small. What was the most disturbing for me were inhumane living conditions of big cats. They live in really small...More

6  Thank Ela_Radek
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Arita B
8 October 2017|
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Response from shalom802 | Reviewed this property |
It appears to be open seven days a week from memory,
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Colin L
27 March 2016|
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Response from Jojo112233 |
Sure it’s open all the weak .. from 9am-to 5pm
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