Hangzhou Zoo is a comprehensive park integrating animal protection, scientific research, popular science, education and sightseeing.
Brief of Hangzhou Zoo
Hangzhou Zoo was founded in 1968 and restored in October, 1975. Covering an area of 20 hectares, it borders Pupaomeng Spring, Pagoda of Six Harmonies, the Park of Viewing Fish Flower Pond and Prince Bay Park to the south, and stands opposite to Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill at a distance. Hangzhou Zoo is a comprehensive park integrating animal protection, scientific research, popular science, education and sightseeing.
It houses more than 200 kinds of animals including China's national treasure --panda, the world’s tallest animal—giraffe, the biggest mammal on land—elephant, the biggest bird—African ostrich, the biggest serpentry—boa, and other precious animals like golden monkey, chimpanzee, hylobates, squirrel monkey, manchurian tiger, African lion, Yangtze alligator, turtle and so on.
In addition, the park stages various animal performances like Elephant Show, Tiger Show, Lion Show, Monkey Show, Bear Show and Sea Lion Show regularly, among which Bear Boxing, Bear Skiing, are especially popular.