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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

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No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6268 7775
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Avoid if you have a heart

So depressing. Do not go here if you love animals - it will make you sad and angry. Despite signs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kara M
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Vast but the animals are not happy.

There are so many beautiful animals there, but in a bad condition. Elephants have chains in their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dory1291
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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+86 21 6268 7775
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So depressing. Do not go here if you love animals - it will make you sad and angry. Despite signs everywhere saying ‘do not feed the animals’ there were local tourists throwing wrapped bars at the baboons, water bottles to the bears, popcorn and bits...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many beautiful animals there, but in a bad condition. Elephants have chains in their feet and not all together. The grizzly bears have a lot of rubbish in their home. I enjoyed my time, but this made me sad and angry. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we went was years ago on a weekday, it was very quiet and hardly any visitors. This time, we went with our children (4yo & 8mo) on a weekend day. It was a much busier day, but not too bad overall because hardly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First expression was really very sad. Millions of people are everywhere, what is typical for any Chinese city, especially for big city as Shanghai. For some animals aviaries are definitely too small and too dirty, but in general territory of zoo is huge, can spend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was dirty and not clean and on top of that the animals looked depressed and sad. So I suggest that the only thing they can do is shut it down and build a new Better one where animals are happy and have more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You would think on a beautiful spring day in March you would see lots of animals outdoors enjoying the warm weather.....not so! Upon entering the zoo we walked for over an hour before we saw a mammal! Plenty of birds but no mammals! All the...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The zoo features a large variety of animals, but also overfilled cages without any interior at all. For instance, the majority of monkey cages held nothing at all but concrete floor and metal bars as walls. Several of the animals showed stereotypical behavior such as...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I visited this zoo last year and the bears in the zoo look stressed and sad there pen is small , the poor bears looks dirty and not looked after where the pandas look the opposite with a big pen. Something needs to be sent...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at this zoo. I was amazed by the amount of trash in with animals. I think this zoo is terribly understaffed. They spend more time trying to sell you things out of the gift shop than staffing the zoo...More

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Biggest zoo i had ever been to The safari ride is out of this world Rent the tricycle to ride around d zoo coz it is hugeeeeeee The circus inside d zoo is good too

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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.
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24 March 2018|
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It was 40 RMB for adults, 20 RMB for children. Children under 1.20m are free.
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AnneMartin2016
14 September 2016|
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Hi you have 2 options first you can take subway closest metro station to your hotel as I've check is line 12 ningguo station and you need interchange to line 10 tiantong Lu station up to Shanghai zoo.Stations are written in... More
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Jordanovichy
18 May 2016|
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The entrance fee is 60 RMB for adults. However I will recommend you visit the Wild Animal Park if you have more time and budget (160 RMB). You can read my review on tripadvisor. Is provides a lot of useful details for your... More
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