Beijing Zoo is open the first and largest zoo of animals, dating back over 100 years of history. It is located in Xizhimen, Xicheng District, covers an area about 89 hectares, 5.6 hectares surface. Raising exhibition of more than 4,500 animals of 450 species only; marine fish and 500 species of marine life of more than 10,000 end. Chinese and foreign tourists annually receive more than 600 million. Million livestock during the late Qing Dynasty Park, Experimental Farm of the Republic of China to the Beijing Zoo after the founding; from the palace for the elite, bureaucrats and warlords fun place to play today for the rest of the people visiting public places, which is also the middle of Beijing Zoo have traveled a very bumpy road.

Beijing Zoo entrance History of the Beijing Zoo is divided into six stages, namely the late Qing Dynasty, Republic of China, the early days, the sixties, the seventies, the reform and opening. Throughout the 90-year history, particularly after the founding half a century, we can see that it is precisely because the leadership of the party and state care, many zoo’s struggle, that makes Beijing Zoo has made great progress. Now the Beijing Zoo is the national and popular science education base in Beijing, one of National Top Ten Zoo, City of civilization advanced units, national 4A-class tourist attractions. And the world more than 50 countries and regions to establish friendly ties with the zoo, many countries and celebrities donated gifts to the Government and the people raising animals on display here.

About zoo

Swan Xicheng District, Beijing Zoo in Beijing, is China’s largest city zoo. Ming Dynasty, the Royal Manor, Early to royalty, Xun Chen Fu Heng Fook An Beizi three sons Di private park, commonly known as three-shell sub-gardens. East called the Lok Sin Park, West told to park. Three years of the Qing dynasty (1906), can be combined Park and Lok Sin Park, a collection of some animals, said the million livestock Park. After the founding of the People’s Republic, the expansion of a comprehensive renovation, turned into the western suburbs of the park. 1955, changed its name. The whole garden covers an area of ​​50 hectares, construction area of ​​about 50,000 m2, 60,000 m2 venue animals.

All kinds of animals have specialized premises, such as rhinoceros museum, hippos Hall, Liger Mountain, Bear Mountain, Monkey Mountain, deer park, like housing, antelope Museum, Giraffe Center, Panda House, Marine Mammals Hall, the gorilla museum, amphibious reptile hall, Songbird Pavilion, a small zoo. In this settled with Chinese specialty precious giant panda, golden monkey, the Guizhou golden monkey, Yunnan golden monkey, gibbon, tiger, clouded leopard, snow leopard, white-lipped deer, elk (grotesque), wild horses, wild ass, Asian elephants, crested ibis, cranes, alligator, etc.

a representative from around the world of animals such as gorillas, kangaroos, leopards, manatees in Mexico, ant bear, bison, sloth, white lions, African elephants and so on. Beijing Zoo has been successful spawning brood animals, work on behalf of their propagation. Lake park are streams, rockeries and paths, green forest and flowers and children’s amusement park, animals, activities, games. Park also has restaurants, kiosks and other services.

Main premises
Liger Mountain, Monkey Mountain, Bear Mountain, Panda and medium-sized beast area, rhinoceros hippopotamus Museum, Museum of elephant, giraffe Museum, Museum of amphibians and reptiles, and animal nursery room Pheasant Court, otters Hall, Gorilla Museum, Museum of nocturnal animals.

Other premises
Premises there are other more famous Beijing Zoo Golden Monkey Museum, Beijing Zoo, Penguin, leaf monkey house, Gibbons Hall, the Museum of Tropical monkey, tapir Branch Animal Museum, Museum of crested ibis, flamingos Museum, a small animal club, science museum, etc. .

Birds Other premises
Premises there are other more famous Beijing Zoo Golden Monkey Museum, Beijing Zoo, Penguin, leaf monkey house, Gibbons Hall, the Museum of Tropical monkey, tapir Branch Animal Museum, Museum of crested ibis, flamingos Museum, a small animal club, science museum, etc. .

Hundred years of history in the Beijing Zoo, the zoo has created a number of cities, “the most. ” Opening up of China’s first dynasty, the zoo 33 years (1907), agricultural experimental venue attached to the “million livestock Park “(formerly Zoo) open ticket reception of visitors. The largest city in the zoo covers an area of ​​more than 90 hectares, with 457 kinds, 4,461 animals and 1,000 species of more than 50,000 fish tail. Visit and tour the world the largest number of annual tourists in 1984 amounted to 12 million zoo visitors; the Beijing Zoo on the first day Labour Day Golden Week tourists up to 25 million. “Gift animal ” As the largest zoo in December 2000, foreign leaders and government agencies, civil society is only giving more than 500 animals.

Giant panda research and breeding in the history of a record three-day “first” in 1963 for the first time in the world to achieve in captivity breeding of giant pandas; 1978 for the first time artificial insemination artificial insemination and the reproductive success of giant pandas; The first time in 1992, survival of artificial nursery.

Panda The giant panda is a black and white coat color with a unique and lively animals. Its Latin name: Ailuropoda melanoleuca, means that it looks black and white. Species of giant pandas is a controversy of a century, recent DNA analysis shows that now it is widely accepted internationally as the bear family, the subfamily classification of giant pandas, is also gradually gained national recognition. Separate country for the traditional classification of giant panda panda Section. It represents an early branch of the bear family. Adult panda is about 120 ~ 190 cm, weight 85-125 kg. Unique features include: large, flat molars, it has developed into a wrist “false thumb ” which are designed to adapt to the bamboo-eating life. And the other six different bears, pandas and sun bears are not hibernating behavior.

The zoo is home to around 900 different species and has a population of some 20,000 animals. Some of the most popular attractions among visitors are the wild and rare animals of China itself, such as the pandas, golden monkeys, milu deer and northeast tigers. However, the collection is far from restricted to those species found only in the People’s Republic of China; the polar bears, American bison, zebras, kangaroos, giraffes and elephants also draw large crowds.

The Beijing Zoo site is comprised of 16 different exhibition areas and halls. One of the most popular of these is the Panda Hall. Built in 1989 and covering an area of around 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres), it delivers an impressive aesthetic scene while also managing to account for the practical considerations of housing such large and physical animals. The inside of the hall replicates the style of traditional Chinese gardens and is shaped in the pattern of a Tai Chi diagram.

White Tiger Another of the zoo’s famous halls, the Gorilla Hall, was constructed two years earlier in 1987. The building houses a series of artificial hillocks and wooden apparatus for the animals which sit against a backdrop of attractive gorilla murals. Facilities introduced for the gorillas include a medical room, a mating room and a specialist feeding room. The hall itself is decorated by a series of rockeries and pools.
All of the zoo’s halls and exhibition areas are constructed so as to ensure that the animals enjoy a both comfortable and healthy living environment.

The Beijing Aquarium is a must for anyone visiting the zoo. Opened in 1999, it is widely-recognized by tourist bodies as being one of the country’s top attractions, and is actually the largest inland aquarium in the world. The aquarium features thousands of different aquatic species – man-eating fishes, precious Chinese sturgeons, huge sea elephants and fierce sharks are among some of the highlights. Tourists can also enjoy shows performed by the dolphins, sea lions and whales in the aquarium’s Ocean Theater.

While at the zoo, visitors also have the chance to sample some the nearby historical relics: Lemarck Hall was built to commemorate the life of Lemarck (1744-1829), a famous French natural historian, and has also been used as the Chinese Botanical Science Research Base.

Beijing Zoo Aerial View Also on the site is the Song Jiaoren Memorial Tower. Song (1882-1913) was one of the early leaders of the Kuomintang, but was assassinated soon after he was elected as China’s premier in 1913.

Another site of historical interest is the Changguanlou: a two storied, baroque-style building constructed from brick and wood. In the late-19th century it was occupied by Ci Xi (1835-1908), the Empress Dowager and ruler of the Qing court between 1861 and 1908. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the founder of the Kuomintang, is also said to have lived in the hall during his stay in Beijing.

With the support of the Chinese government and having undergone continual development throughout its 90-year history, Beijing Zoo has become one of the largest in China. It provides thousands with the opportunity to witness strange and exotic species at firsthand, and also allows visitors to learn more about the lives of the animals that inhabit the world alongside us.

Opening hours:
March 15 – 4 30: 7:30 — 17: 30
May 1 – 9 30: 7:30 — 18: 00
10 1st – November 14th :7:30 — 17: 30
November 15 – 3 14: 7:30 — 17: 00

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Beijing Zoo Tickets
Season: (April 1 each year – 10 of 31)
Ticket: 20 yuan / person (including tickets, Panda)
Tickets: 15 yuan / person (not including Panda circus tickets and tickets)
Panda Tickets: 5 yuan / person
Low season: (November 1 each year – 3 31)
Ticket: 15 yuan / person (includes ticket, Panda)
Tickets: 10 yuan / person (not including Panda circus tickets and tickets)
Panda Tickets: 5 yuan / person
Pupils and students, foreign students (not including adult education, amateur college, night University, Handa, etc.) with a valid document to enjoy the benefits, season 8 yuan, 5 yuan season.
Boats: the zoo to the Beijing Exhibition boats 20 yuan / person, the zoo to the Summer Palace boats (including the Summer Palace tickets): 70 yuan / person.