Shanghai Wild Animal Park Travel Guide And Tips

Shanghai Wild Animal Park is the first national wild animal park established by Shanghai Municipal Government and State Forestry Administration. It is located in XuanQiaoTown of Nanhui District in Pudong New Area, and about 35km from Shanghai downtown and coving an area of 153 hectares (2300Mu). 300 millions Yuan was invested in this park and this park was opened to the public on Nov. 18, 1995, also SWAP is one of the first AAAA national visiting spots. More than 200 kinds representative and rare animals form the world were collected in SWAP, and the number of animal is about 10,000, such as foreign giraffe, zebra, antilope white rhinoceros and so on, at the same time such as national prior protected giant panda, snub-nosed monkey, Chinese tiger.

The park is divided into 2 parts, bus visiting area and walking area. In the bus visiting area, you can see gentle giraffe, elongating his neck and expecting your visit. You also can see elephant, the biggest mammal on land, greeting the guest gently; what is more, you can find you are among golden antilopes, one of the 3 national treasures. At the same time, here you can see the most fast animal in the world, cheetah, who can run 110 km per hour; African lion, the king of beasts, showing his general deportment; Clumsy bear, begging food from the passing buses; Majestic tiger, watching the passing buses, showing his leadership

In the walking area, you can enjoy the world rare animals such as white lion, white tiger, white kangaroo, giant panda, Chinese alligator and so on. What is funny is you can have a photo with alpaca camel, zebra and elephant. It is really a good experience and opportunity. In the small animal garden, you can hug the small animal,feed lovely monkey, and have the experience of keeper to see personally the miraculously generating.

178 Nanliugonglu, Nanhui District, Shanghai, China.

Admission fee:
130 rmb for adults, 65 rmb for kids between 0.9 and 1.3 meters, free for kids shorter than 0.9 meters, 65 rmb for the aged older than 70.

(1). Line Xinnan: Xinkezhan – Nanpudaqiao – Beicai – Zhoupu – Liuzhao – Shanghai Wild Animal Park, available every 15 minutes, 5:30 – 19:00.
(2). Line Zhangnan: Zhangjiangchukou – Jianqiaodaxue – Liuzhao – Shanghai Wild Animal Park, available every 10 minutes, 6:30-19:00.

There are three restaurants in Shanghai Wild Animal Park: Changqingdajiudian, Guanhelou and Kuaicaiting. You can find the traditional Shanghai food here like: Jigujiang, Wuweijitui, Guihuarou, Xiazidawushen, Shengbiancaotou, Youmensun, Baiqierou.

(1). Shanghai Wild Animal Park is a famous travel destination in Shanghai. You can see 4 animal shows here in a day if you like.
(2). It will be very crowded if you come here in the holidays. Try to visit this place in the workdays if you don’t wanna waste too much time waiting.
(3). If you wanna drive here, the parking fee is 20 rmb for a car.
(4). If you wanna see some animal shows, you’d better come here in the morning. In this case, you can visit the walking area in the morning and the bus visiting area in the afternoon. The last bus for the bus visiting area is at 16:00.
(5). Shanghai Wild Animal Park is a perfect place for the kids. They will love these animals for sure.
(6). Althrough it is called Wild Animal Park, the animals here are not really so wild. They are domesticated animals.

By Shane Lee

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