Beijing Wildlife Park
The Beijing Wildlife Park is situated 35 miles from the center of Beijing City by the side of the newly-built Beijing-Kaifeng Highway. It is so far the largest wildlife theme park in the Beijing metropolitan area.
The park has a very impressive entrance. A small electric tour cart is ready to take visitors to any part of the park at the cost of 5 yuan per visit. It is not a very long distance from the entrance to the first spot where one will see the animal show at scheduled intervals (schedules are available at the entrance). The animal show includes the performances of elephants, golden monkeys, and various birds.
After the show, it takes only two minutes to reach the bus for the 30-minute safari trip around the parts where one will see all kinds of dangerous animals in the wild, including lions, wolves, African hunting dogs, tigers, bears, baboons, wild boars, wildebeest, and gazelles.
At the end of the trip, it's just a five-minute walk to the bird section, where one can take pictures with colorful parrots or marvel at how smart they are when they attempt to take the larger bills from visitors' hands instead of the smaller ones. Also, one can see many of the birds on display that are facing extinction. The special tropical bird exhibition is arranged in the middle part followed by the area where visitors can feed or even talk to the birds everywhere.
Next to the birds live the kangaroos and the Chinese Monal pheasant. It is a place one can take pictures with all those amiable animals. Be kind to them or they will never be willing to pose with people for taking pictures.
Most impressively, visitors will have the chance to cuddle together with a chubby and cute panda in the new panda garden.
It is advised that tourists plan for a morning visit to the park, as that is when most of the animals are eager to show up and show off.
Address: Donghulin, Daxing Yufa, Daxing District, Beijing, China
Open Hours: 08:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Tel: +86-10-69216666, 67731631, 67792477
Transportation: Bus 943,937