"Pandas At The Zoo" Beijing Zoo Tip by Anjin-san
Beijing Zoo, Beijing: 32 reviews and 85 photos
Initially named The Ten Thousand Animal Garden, the zoo was built in 1908, making it 100 years old. It is located in Xicheng District of Beijing City, beside Beijing Exhibition Hall, facing Beijing Astronomical Observatory. The Zoo was originally an imperial manor during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Plants were cultivated and animals were raised here during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Prince Foot Kang ann Mansion. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, it was reconstructed and renamed the West Suburb Park. In 1955, the name was changed to the Beijing Zoo.
The zoo has developed rapidly and by 1987 covered an area of over 40,000 square meters. Bears, elephants, pandas, lions, tigers, songbirds, hippopotami, rhinoceroses, antelopes and giraffes were brought in the late 1950s, and a gorilla cage, leaf-monkey cage and aquarium house, was opened, containing specimens of over 100 species of reptiles from all over the world, including crocodiles and pythons.
The Beijing Zoo now houses over 7,000 creatures of 600 different species from all over the world.
Directions: Xicheng District of Beijing City.
Entry ticket: 15 yuan (Excluding 5 for panda site);
Opening hours: 07:30 to 18:00;
Recommended Time for a Visit: One hour
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