Monday, September 17, 2012

Shanghai Zoo Experience

Have you ever been to a zoo in the 1970s?  We were expecting to see Austin Powers as we walked about this zoo built many years ago.

The Shanghai zoo is a huge park with many concrete cages for their animals, like what you would have seen before it was cool to be 'humane' to animals.  Granted, many of the cages have been expanded to allow the animals out of the concrete and into the sunlight but it was still somewhat sad for us Americans.

But all-in-all, it is a great place to see a bunch of wild animals - some that you wouldn't be able to see in the states (e.g. pandas).  It is all for a reasonable price of about $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids over 1.2 meters, not Caomei (free).

No concept of "Don't Feed the Animals"!

A bit sad...  The conditions were not good for many of them animals.

Baba's favorite animal!  A Rhino!

Yangmei had trouble staying in this room with Elephant.  There was one that had it's chain stuck on the cage and was bashing it very loudly.

These bumper boats were awesome!  It was about a 6hp motor.

The token picture on the 6 ft stone elephant

As you would guess, 'lazy' pandas

Can you see the tiger in the photo?

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