Shanghai Wild Animal Park - the largest wild animal park in China
Last Update: 8th October 2020
Open to the public in November, 1995, Shanghai Wild Animal Park is home to more than 200 kinds of rare wild animals from home and abroad such as giant panda, golden monkeys, golden takin, Crested Ibis, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, white rhinoceros and cheetah. There are more than 10,000 kinds of wild animals at the park.
Shanghai Wild Animal Park Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Shanghai Yesheng Dongwuyuan(中华艺术宫)
- Area:153 hectares
- Things to do there: Photography, Hiking, Wild Animals
- Who visits: Photographers, Nature Lovers, Hikers
- Time required: 3 – 4 x Hours
What to expect at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Located 35 kilometers from the heart of Shanghai, Shanghai Wild Animal Park is divided into the area for cars and the area for walking. At the walking area, you can find many rare wild animals, including giant pandas, African elephants, Asian elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees, gibbons, lemurs, flamingos, and Crested Ibis.
At Kangaroo Slope, you can keep close to the cute kangaroos, touch the kangaroo babies, shake hands with the kangaroo mothers and take photos with them. At Asian Elephant Interactive Experience Zone, you can enjoy the behaviors demonstrations of the elephants, such as carrying the woods, watering flowers and spraying water and interact with the large animal.
You can also watch the behaviors demonstration of tigers, such as climbing trees and preying on food. The little animal park is the most featured one at the park. You will see spotted lemur, ring-tailed lemur and other various kinds of little rare animals from five continents. In the Animal Nursery Garden, you can learn about the artificial feeding for little animals and have the opportunity to hold little tigers, lions, bears and other animals.
At the parrot hall, parrots play with many interesting toys. The black bear interactive zone is home to a group of lovely little black bears. Through the careful guidance of the breeder, the little black bears are proficient in climbing, walking on quincuncial piles and balance beam, and walking on the wire.
Between 9 and 10 am, elephants, camels, zebras and other animal stars will welcome you at the gate of the park. Then you can enjoy shows of the sea lions at the sea lions pavilion and performances of the lions and tigers in the arena, and the beasts in the afternoon. In the mountain square, you can see the elephants playing football, the beautiful women changing into tigers and other wonderful programs. You can also watch the fierce racing competitions between dogs and horses.
At the area for cars, you can watch the beasts in the shuttle bus closely, such as Sika deer, cheetahs, Siberian tiger, gemsbok, Springbok, African lions, wolves, etc.
In addition, you can refresh yourself at the recreation area on the ferris wheel, and try the pirate ship, bumper car, and go-kart to recall the happy childhood.
If you are interested to enjoy the behaviors demonstration at the park, the best time to visit is in the morning.
The best months to visit the park are from March to October.
How to get to Shanghai Wild Animal Park
There are a few buses passing by the park. Therefore, there are only a few options.
- Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Metro Line 16 to the Stop of Shanghai Wild Animal Park (野生动物园站).
- Take Bus Route Nanxin (南新线) (South Square of Shanghai Train Station, 上海火车站南广场 – Nanhui Colleges City, 南汇大学城) to the Stop of Shanghai Wild Animal Park (野生动物园站)
- Take Bus Route Zhangxin (张新线) (Zhangjiang Metro Station, 张江地铁站 – Nanhui Colleges City, 南汇大学城) to the Stop of Shanghai Wild Animal Park (野生动物园站)
- Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00 (March – June, September – November); 08:00 – 18:00 (July – August); 08:30 – 16:30 (December – February); visitors are not allowed to enter the park one hour prior to the closing time.
- As at 8th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the park is 130 CNY per person; the elder between 60 years old (60 years old included) and 69 years old (69 years old included) are charged 117 CNY per person; the elder above 70 years old (70 years old included) are charged 65 CNY per person; children under 1.3m tall (1.3m tall not included) are free of charge. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spring and autumn are the best time to visit the park. It is recommended that you enter the park early in the morning, as most of the animals will be active in the morning, and usually there will be more visitors in the afternoon than in the morning.
- To enter the area for cars, it is required to take the shuttle bus of the park. The bus runs every 20 minutes. It takes around 40 minutes to run throughout the area for cars.
- The shuttle bus is divided into the common bus just for transportation and the feeding bus. The entrance pricing to the former is included in the ticket for the park while the entrance pricing to the latter is not included. The additional fee for the latter ( the feeding stuff is excluded ) is 35 CNY per person.
- Please take care of your kids at the park in case of any danger.