How to visit Beijing Wildlife Park

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Traveling with your kids? To plan a Beijing kid tour, one of the children friendly things to do in Beijing is to visit a local zoo. Basically Beijing has three zoos – Beijing Zoo, Badaling Safari World and Beijing Wildlife Park.

Beijing Zoo is the oldest, originally built in 1906 and named Beijing Zoo in 1955. Though smallest in size of the three zoos, Beijing Zoo has the most animal species of over 500 with a total number of animals over 50,00. It is also the nearest to the city center of Beijing, close to Summer Palace. Beijing Zoo is well-known for its Panda House where you can meet giant pandas in a close range.

Beijing Badaling Safari World is the largest mountainous eco-zoo in China with a total area of 400 acres. It is located at the foot of Badaling Great Wall, about 90km northeast of Beijing. Beijing Badaling Safari World is divided into 5 parts – Wild Animal Viewing Area, Mountain and Forest Sightseeing Area, Eco-Protection Area, Ancient Cultural Area and Leisure Area. Among other animals, you can also see giant pandas here, the African lions, American white tigers, brown bears and more.

Beijing Wildlife Park is located in Daxing District, about 50km north of Beijing city center. Of the three zoos in Beijing, only Beijing Wildlife Park offers the safari ride in a safari-park area of the park. The park has over 200 animal species with a total number of over 10,000 animals.

Now follow me into Beijing Wildlife Park.

How to get there
For self-drive, you may drive from Yuquanying on to Jingkai Expressway and exit at the Exit of Yufa (榆垡), then driver another 40,00 meters southward, you will get to Beijing Wildlife Park on your right hand ( east side of the road). For taking public buses going there, you may have following three choices:

Opening Hours: 8:30 – 17:30 ( all year round)

Park Entrance Fee: CNY 80 (adult), CNY 50 (Students), CNY 55 (Senior, 65) and Free for Kids under 1.2 meters high

Bus 943: Starting from Yongdingmen (永定门), through Yuquanying and Huangcun to Beijing Wildlife Park.

Bus 842: Starting Baiyun Road (白云路), through Yuquanying and Daxing Huandao to Beijing Wildlife Park.

Daxing Bus 28: Starting from the subway stop of Tiangongyuan (天宫院) of Subway Line 4, directly to Beijing Wildlife Park.

Beijing Wildlife Park Contact information:
Tel: 010 96285360 (enquiry), 010-89216666 (ticketing)
Fax: 010 89290661

At 7:30am Now we are driving on Jingkai Expressway starting from Yuquanying. There is a signboard pointing to the direction to Beijing Wildlife Park.

We are getting off the expressway at the Toll Gate of Yufa.

We are getting off the expressway at the Toll Gate of Yufa

This is the entrance gate to Beijing Wildlife Park. The ticketing office is on the left side of the gate. 

This is the entrance gate to Beijing Wildlife Park.

The entrance gate faces west, when you enter the gate, on your right hand, you will see a huge park map signboard which tells visitors how to visit the park.

It introduces three ways of visiting Beijing Wildlife Park – South Route Area, North Route  Area and Middle Route Area. Most people would choose to walk from south and up to the north in a loop. And seldom visitors will choose th middle way. There are some sightseeing trolleys availble for those who are slow walkers.

a huge park map signboard which tells visitors how to visit the park

To begin your visit starting from the south way, you just walk on your righ hand and follow the Sign.
South Route Area
The South Route includes Golden Monkey House, Rare Animal House, Lion & Banboo House, Bird Lane, Ostrich Park, Animal Performance Area and Trucks for safari rides.  

People are watching several jumping golden monkeys at the Golden Monkey Cage House

People are watching several jumping golden monkeys at the Golden Monkey Cage House

 A mandrill inside the Rare Animal House. A chimpanzee is looking at us.

A chimpanzee is looking at us.

 Patas Monkeys. Theses are lively animals. They look clever and kind to each others.

Patas Monkeys

A white cheeked gibbon

A white cheeked gibbon

Now let’s walk into Lion & Baboon House. A group of baboons living together, old and young, a happy family.

A group of baboons living together,

What are the lion couple thinking of? Want to return to the wild world.

What are the lion couple thinking of ?

A real tiger is looking at a man born in the year of tiger, feeling the mutual souls?

A real tiger is looking at a man born in the year of tiger

Ostrich Area is one of the highlights in the park. It is in a wide fenced area teemed with a quite few ostriches. You can buy the food to feed them.  It is first time for me to have a close look at ostriches. 

It is first time for me to have a close look at ostriches.

By the side of the open air animal performance theatre, there is a leisure place to for you take a break, eating fast food or have some drinks. 

there is a leisure place to for you take a break, eating fast food or have some drinks

The animal show stats 10:30 am and 2:30pm everyday or you’d better check the actual time for performance. The show is rather circus-oriented. A monkey is pedaling a little bike across a high bridge; bears keep balance; lions are jumping through hoops and elephants act in a smart way. We also see the bears walking about on their hind legs in a human fashion.

Elephants act in a smart way.

Elephants act in a smart way.

A bear is walking on two ropes in suspension.

A bear is walking on two ropes.

A monkey is riding a bike.

A monkey is riding a bike.

Lions are jumping through hoops

Lions are jumping through hoops

What are they doing? Fishing? No!

What are they doing. Fishing, No!

They are feeding the fish in the pond the same way as a baby is sucking a breast for milk, a kind of fish sucking food like a human baby suking breasts for milk.

a kind of fish sucking food like a human baby suking breasts for milk.

The final thing to do on the South Route  Area is Safari Ride, a mesh-enclosed truck ride for an extra RMB 20. The ride makes visitors to see the animals at a close range.
We are boading a mesh-enclosed truck holding 20 people for a 15-minute drive. 

We are boarding a mesh-enclosed truck holding 20 people for 15-minute drive.

So we have to be caged in order to get a close look at the animals in the roaming area.

So we have to be caged in order to get a close look at the animals in the roaming area.

We are driven through the different spaces separated by double gates. We are also given a bucket of carrots to feed to some of the animals, The onboard tour guide is giving us a brief introduction to the animals in different sections.

A bear is eating a carrot offered by one of the vistors onboard.

A bear is eating a carrot offered by one of the vistors onboard.

Feeding a deer.

Feeding a deer.

Feeding wildebeests

Feeding wildebeests

A smiling wolf

A smiling wolf

A wild boar

A wild boar

At the end of the South Route Area, you will find very clean 3-star toilet.

At the end of the South Route Area, you will find very clean 3-star toilet.

North Route Area
The North Route Area include Waterfowl Lake, North Bird Woods, Kangaroo Park, Tropical Birds House, Pet Paradise for kids, toilet, clinic and police station.
A pintail couple

A pintail couple

A pair of white-fronted geese.  A black swan islet.

A black swan islet.

A couple of black swans

A couple of black swans

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