The highlight of Beijing Zoo is for many the hall of the giant panda. As everyone knows, the giant panda is native to China and recognized as one of China’s national treasures and a national symbol.
Beijing zoo is a park in Beijing, China. Loc in the Xicheng District, the zoo occupies an area of 89 hectares, including 5.6 hectares hectares of lakes and ponds. It is one of the oldest zoos in China and has one of the largest animal collections in the country. The zoo and its aquarium has over 450 species of land animals and over 500 species of marine animals. In all, it is a home to 14,500 animals. More than six million visitors come to the zoo each year. The zoo was founded in 1906 during the late Qing Dynasty. Like many of Beijing's parks, the zoo's grounds resemble classical Chinese gardens, with flower beds amidst natural scenery, including dense groves of trees, stretches of meadows, small streams and rivers, lotus pools and hills dotted with pavilions and historical buildings.
The Beijing Zoo is best known for its collection of rare animals endemic to China including the Giant Pandas, which are zoo's most popular animals, the golden snub-nosed monkey, South China Tiger, white-lipped deer, Pere David's Deer, Crested Ibis, Chinese Alligator and the Chinese Giant Salamander. Other endangered or threatened species include Siberian tiger, yak, Przewalski's horse, snow leopard, Tibetan gazelle, and kiang.
The zoo also has a broad collection of megafauna such as lions, jaguars, clouded leopards, Asian and African elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, black bears, polar bears, tapirs, sea turtles, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, kangaroos, muntjac, addax, zebras, otters, bats,flamingos and lemurs. The Beijing Zoo has 13 of the world's 15 species of cranes.
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Wonderful experience for kids in Beijing
Parents traveling with their kids need to look no further as we have prepared this tour to keep your kids entertained throughout your stay in Beijing. For kids, all love animals and they will get to visit the Beijing zoo famous for its cute and giant Pandas. Besides, Beijing Aquarium in the zoo offers many programs including rainforest wonders, custom Beach, the town, Chinese sturgeon Museum, sea travel experience, Dolphin Bay, and Marine theater China. Your kids can find many fun activities to choose from and create amazing memories.
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