While there is a rich culture to be explored in the beautiful city of Shanghai, there are exciting family oriented activities too to be enjoyed. In the midst of the busy city visitors will find various well kept parks and gardens which are great for those of all ages to enjoy time together. The gardens that will be seen at the Shanghai Zoo are equally beautiful are relaxing, and since the premises consisted of a golf course almost a century ago, there are vast expanses of greenery here. Yet it is a more exciting site to visit for this reason alone as there are a large variety of animals that call the zoo home, both native Chinese species and those from abroad.
The Giant Panda is probably the most popular of the country’s native species, and they are loved by all across the globe. At the zoo visitors will encounter these delightful creatures, eating their favourite treat – bamboo, or playing with others of their kind. They are truly an amazing sight that visitors of all ages will enjoy. Other native creatures include golden haired monkeys, regal South Chinese tigers and alligators, all exciting species to observe. There are also many creatures from the rest of the world – polar bears, lions, giraffe, kangaroos and elephants being some of the most popular. These are just a few of the large variety of creatures that are on display here.
The zoo is a pleasant place to be as countless trees and colourful flowers provide shade and beauty, and charming lakes decorate the premises. It is a great place for children to learn to love wildlife, and gain knowledge of its importance and facts about the various creatures as well. It is the ideal site to spend a day out, where families can picnic or enjoy treats from the food stalls on site, and watch animal performances including a fantastic elephant show. If at the zoo at feeding time watch the thrilling scene of the animals’ devour their meals. It is an exciting place to head to when in Shanghai, where unforgettable memories will be made.
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