Discover The Zoo (Dongwuyuan) China

The Beijing Zoo, covering 220 acres, is the largest zoo in the country. Located in an old imperial garden of the Ming Dynasty and scattered with streams, it became known as the 'Garden of the Ten Thousand Animals' (Wanshengyuan) when the Empress Cixi brought in 700 animals from Germany at the beginning of the last century. Opened to the public in 1908, there are currently more than 6,000 animals representing 500 species, including many rare species found in the different regions of China, such as Tibetan yaks, tigers, bears, sea turtles, raptors, and of course, the giant panda. This park offers lovely walks with information on the geographical regions and the names of the animals in Chinese. The only drawback is that the animals sometimes live in rather depressing conditions.

  • The Zoo (Dongwuyuan) , Dongwuyuan zoo , China
    Dongwuyuan zoo

    This park gathers a number of rare specimens, including Tibetan yaks, tigers, bears, sea turtles and large birds of prey, not to mention the giant panda.

    © Bas Van T Slot / age fotostock;
  • The Zoo (Dongwuyuan) , China
    A baby panda

    The panda is a bear originally from the southern and southwestern areas of China.

    © Zoonarx ming / age fotostock
  • The Zoo (Dongwuyuan) , China
    The Zoo (Dongwuyuan)
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