Shanghai Zoo, formerly known as Xijiao Park, was founded in 1954. As the name card of Shanghai’s century-old history, it is one of the top ten national zoos in China and one of the second largest city zoos in China. The Shanghai Zoo, located at No. 2381 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai, is adjacent to Metro Line 10 and covers an area of 743,000 square meters. It has more than 400 species of animals on display and the houses that feeds the animals to display has 47,237 square meters.
The Shanghai Zoo has world-famous giant pandas which are known as “national treasures” and “living fossils”, as well as rare wild animals such as golden monkeys, South China tigers, and Chinese alligators, as well as representative animals from around the world such as gorillas, African lions, and giraffes. Polar bears, kangaroos, South American pelicans and other animals. At the same time, there are opportunities to get in touch with rare animals such as giant pandas and golden monkeys. The lovely alpaca, zebra and ecological garden complement each other, giving people the urge to take them home, and because of the convenient transportation, coming to the Shanghai Zoo during holidays to find childhood memories is a great choice.
In recent years, Shanghai Zoo has set up a city eco-zoo as its goal, and gradually transformed and built a visually accessible ecological animal exhibition area, so that visitors can feel like that they are in nature and enjoy the beauty of wildness. Since the opening of the zoo, the Shanghai Zoo has received nearly 160 million of tourists from the initial simple visits to the comprehensive park with four functions of entertainment, animal knowledge, scientific and technological research and wildlife protection. Featuring beautiful garden landscape, wonderful wildlife world, ecological wildlife exhibition area, harmony between people and animals, Shanghai Zoo will leave visitors with beautiful memories and love for nature.