There is a large zoo is in the southern part of Chongqing.
Chongqing Zoo has an area of about 45 hectares. There are over 200
species of animals and 1,000 birds. There is a tea house and
restaurants. There are pens or corrals for animals and amusement
facilities, and the two kinds of pandas in the Panda Room are the
The zoo has an interesting variety of animals and amusement
facilities. There is the rare South China Tiger. It is thought to
be about the rarest kind of tiger. There may be less than 20 left
in the wild. They used to live in forests in southern China. They
are smaller than most tigers, and look lankier. There is also a
Tibetan bear with a yellowish colored head that dances when people
give it coke or goodies.
In the Panda Room, visitors can see the giant pandas and the
cat-like small pandas, as well as their off springs. Between 8:30
and 10:30 a.m. is the panda feeding time when you can see the
pandas feeding. The small pandas are a species of animal that look
like big but unusually long house cats that move strangely. I
thought that they are fascinating. Even though they look like cats,
they are more beautifully colored and don’t act like cats.
The amusement facilities include an open stage and a roller skating
rink and a children’s play area. There are restaurants and places
to get beverages.
The zoo was established in the 1950s. It is a mid-sized zoo. The
panda enclosure is the zoo’s main draw. A giant panda there had
three offspring which is kind of a record for captive pandas.
- Rare animals like pandas and the South China Tiger.
- Panda Room with both giant pandas and red pandas.
- Children’s play area, roller skating rink, stage, and restaurants.
- See the pandas and other animals.
- If you have children, they can enjoy the children’s amusement areas
and roller skate.