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Shanghai Wild Animal Park
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Ranked #45 of 1,303 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was the best zoo experience I have ever had. A must do if staying in Shanghai especially if you have kids.

Feed Lions,tigers, giraffes, hippos, and more. Play with lion cubs too. Ride Elephants, camels ect.Great place to spend a good portion of the day.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Based on all the negative reviews about animals held there in very bad conditions, I delayed our visit to Shanghai Wild Animal Park for 7 years… What a shame! I don’t usually like zoos or visit them as I don’t like to see animals kept in small cages. Forget all prejudices! This is one of the best wild animal encounter experiences in the world! All animals are well kept, look wonderful, healthy and happy. The cages are huge. And the ones on the safari site roam freely within a huge territory. It is sure not a Safari in South Afrika but also not a tiger in a cage. Just grab one of the yellow open air grid buses, sit back and enjoy! Hold your phone tight - that giraffe you’ll see will be so close, it might lick it! The kids will be so happy! There are numerous animal feeding and petting opportunities including elephant ride and baby tiger petting. A taxi from downtown Shanghai will cost about 160 RMB. Or take Subway line 16 and then bus No 6. Or just walk from Subway stop "Wild Animal Park" to the park in about 20 minutes.The only drawback is the lack of signs in English. This might cause a little bit of confusion at first.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had several days to spend in Shanghai and we already did some tours and couldn't think of anything else to do other than hang out in the hotel room. "Maybe they have a zoo?" went through our head. So we researched the two zoo's they have in town and liked the reviews of the wild animal park.

We decided to make the trip! It was super easy taking the 16 metro to the "Wild Animal Park" stop, 6RMB total, but then we got off and had no idea how to get to the actual park. It's quite far from the metro stop, but there are plenty of taxi's waiting there in the middle of nowhere. We pointed at a sign saying "Wild Animal Park" in chinese (we think we chose the right one), he took us there for 20RMB... the whole 3 blocks away. Sheesh. Oh well, literally there is no other reasonable way to get there. Don't walk, don't take the bus. Just pay the $... Oh, a good rec: ask for your hotel in big Chinese letters written on a sheet of paper, "Please take me to the entrance to the Wild Animal Park Zoo" and on the flip side, "Please take me to the entrance to the metro" to show to a taxi driver. We got there easily, but the taxi on the way back had no idea what "metro was". We pointed, smiled, and paid another 20RMB to get back to the metro. Make sure you bring plenty of cash, including smaller bills. Nowhere in the park, even the entrance, do they take credit cards. Only alipay-type payment.

It was a cold windy day and the park was deserted. I guess it was something right after their national holiday, virtually no kids anywhere... PERFECT! The lady at the counter didn't speak a lick of English, but we pointed two fingers and she sold us two basic tickets for like 130RMB each.

We started to walk around and found the park to ourselves. It was amazing. We saw happy animals galore, pandas, tigers, red pandas, Asian animals we have never seen before. Some reviewers here came up with lots of bad things to say about the pens or having to pay everywhere in the park for experiences. We thought this was perfectly designed. The pens were clean, well laid out, and the animals looked content. We got right next to lemurs, meerkats, and lots of amazing animals. We paid 30RMB to get a chance to feed lions, WOW! We were like 3 inches away from these amazing beasts, right behind a chain linked fence of course! We paid 20RMB to get within 1 inch of a baby tiger (no holding of the tiger today sad), oh well, it was adorable. 20RMB to feed giraffe, AMAZING. My wife fed the hippos, 10RMB, do it! Do all of the encounters, they were so fun... where in the States will you get this experience?

Also, make sure you do the safari. I think it was like 70RMB, but it was a cool experience. You go from area to area with a caged bus full of adorable and friendly Chinese people going crazy over feeding the animals. It was awesome. The best part? The bears climb onto the cage and the driver feeds them carrots through the cage. This part may be a little distasteful for some... but the experience is worth it.

Being from California, we go to the animal parks here. I've been to the wild park in West Palm Beach. Yes San Diego is better, but Shanghai stands on its own. It's absolutely worth a trip. Just be open, and you'll have a great time.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

at saterday and sunday, these children and human walk to watch these cute and interesting animal .they are people's best friends. sometime like to give them bread.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Had a fantastic day was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews about the treatment of animals but to me they looked happy and well looked after. Big park plenty to see and do must say did avoid the shows as was to worried about animal treatment so can't comment on them. You can pay extra to have more animal experiences for example feeding kangaroos and stroking baby tigers etc. Had many baby animals including lions, tigers and meerkats to see. Can hire bikes to get around the park but don't think the are necessary if you enjoy a leisurely stroll like me.

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