Shenzhen Wild Life Zoo is located on the eastern bank of the beautiful Xili Lake, in the north side of Shenzhencity. It is adjacent to the northern shore of Mirs Bay, Shenzhen Kylin Villa and University City. This zoo covers an area of 1.2 square kilometers, with a total investment 250 million yuan. On September 28, 1993, it was officially opened to the public. It is the first zoo that uncages animals in China and combines animals, forests, plants, science and many other features and viewing capabilities as one of the scenic gardens and subtropical environment .
There is more than 300 varieties of and more than ten thousand of heads of wildlife animals from all over the world in the zoo, including many rare animals and some first-class and second-class protected animals of China. A variety of rare birds and animals move freely in the corresponding natural ecological environment, lives and breeds. On February 6, 2013, the two giant pandas was sent to the zoo.
The entire zoo is divided into three regions, namely herbivores area, beast animal area and performance area (pedestrian zone). There are giraffes, flamingos, zebras, kangaroos, camels, hippopotamuses, swans, pandas and other vegetarians. The largest swan lake in China is located here. In beast animal area, there are white tigers (Bengal tigers), North China tigers (Siberian tigers), South China tigers, bears, wolves, lions and cheetahs. They all live a humorous life in the zoo. As for the performance area, wonderful performances are present to the guests. The zoo holds about ten animal performances in the four animal performance halls, that is, the Sea lion Performance Hall, the Elephants and Tigers Show Hall, the Circus Hall and the Birds Performance Hall. It is a perfect place to come with families.
Opening hour: 08:30 am -6:30 pm
Transport: visitors can take buses N5, 66, 101, 104, M203, 226, 237, 361, 240, B736, B796, and B797 to get there.
Best time to travel Shenzhen: The best time to visit Shenzhen is from October to December. It will be the best pleasant time in Shenzhen with cool temperature. Another time is August to September when a series of celebrations are held.