The Shanghai Wildlife Zoo at Nanhui is the first national wild animal park established by city government of Shanghai and the National Forest Ministry
Located 35 kilometers from downtown Shanghai, in Nanhui District, near Pudong Area. The 3100 acres wildlife preserve, which allows visitors to view herds of exotic animals as they might have been seen in their native Africa and Asia, it opened to the public in 1995.
Did you have the experience of the safari life? Shanghai Wildlife Zoo provides you the opportunity to go into their large animal enclosures, where you get an up-close-and-personal look at the free-roaming animals.
As you will see, although the large field enclosures allow the animals to roam freely in herds, the Wildlife Zoo also has many attractions, which allow for truly interactive experiences.
The large enclosure makes it possible to maintain animals in their natural herd structure. Therefore, the animals you see still keep their special wild characters, which you cannot see in other zoos.
The Wildlife Zoo collects it animals from all over the world, currently the collection of animals contains more than 10,000 different kinds of endangered animals, species and subspecies.
Among them over 200 are extremely rare and precious, like white rhinoceros, hunting leopard, giant panda, snub-nosed monkey, south China tiger, Asian elephant, and other domestic rare animals.
There are two exhibit areas in the zoo: bus tour area and walking area. There are herbivore zone, free zone, aquatic bird's lake, birds' zone, animal kindergarten, pet monkey's park, rare animal's park, animal performance zone, sea lion performances zone and other spots in the Park.
Entering the bus tour area, you will get an up-close-and-personal look at the wild animals of Asia and Africa. Giraffes stretching others' necks over the bus; sun bathing lion; African elephant, greeting at the tourists; leopard, hunting for foods; north China tiger come up close. Do not forget to bring your camera, this is a great opportunities to take some amazing pictures.
In the walking area, you can get close to many gentle animals, such as Australian kangaroos, Asian deer's, African ring-tailed lemurs, and yellow and blue parrots from South America. You can even take pictures together with rare and wild animals, such as lions, tigers, bears, leopards, and elephants.
In the animal kindergarten, there are lovely small animals for you a hold. You can also enjoy the exciting shows at the Wildlife Zoo, look at many fascinating animals performed comedy, demonstrate behaviors that feature their strength, intelligence and versatility.
The policy of Shanghai Wild Animal Park represents the spirit of "safari's experience and the enjoyment of being with the animals", which enables you to feel the wild experience and closeness with the animals
In order to make sure every tourist has an enjoyable visit, the park has established extra facilities. A Ferris wheel allows you to take a bird's eye view of the whole park 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. Animal Show Time: 1. Animal's Welcoming Performance: 08:30 - 09:30 at the square inside the main gate of Shanghai Wildlife Park 2. Sea Lion Show: 10:00, 15:15 at Sea Lion Hall 3. Large Square Show: 13:00 at animal performing hall 4. Show of Lions and Tigers: 11:00 at Animal Traning Ground 5. Horse and Dog Racing: 14:15 at Dog Racing Circus. Admission Fee: CNY 120 for adults CNY 60 for children 0.8 to 1.2 meters high Free for children under 0.8 meters high Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 (stop selling ticket at 16:00) from Mar. to Nov. 08:00-16:30 (stop selling ticket at 15:30) from Dec. to Feb. Bus Route: Nan Xin Special Line: From Shanghai Railway Station to Nanhui University Town passing the Shanghai Wildlife Park. Zhang Nan Line: From Zhangjiang Subway Station and off the bus at Shanghai Wildlife Park. Hui Song Line: from Songjiang Railway Station to Nanhui Bus Station passing the animal park. Tourism Bus at Shanghai Stadium (Parking Lot No. 4) only in weekends: 09:30 from Shanghai Stadium and 16:00 back from the zoo. Reservation is necessary. Expo Panda Regular Bus Route: (Jul. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010) Route 1: Shanghai Stadium - Shanghai Wildlife Park (Ticket: CNY8) From Shanghai Stadium: 08:00, 09:00 (Mon-Fri); 08:30, 09:00, 09:00, 11:00 (weekends) From Wild Animal Park: 15:30, 16:30 (Mon-Fri); 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00 (weekends) Route 2: Zhangjiang Subway Station - Shanghai Wildlife Park (Ticket: CNY1-5) From Zhangjiang Subway Station: 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00 (weekends) From Shanghai Wildlife Park: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 (Mon-Sun)