Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

All About Beijing

9 of 13
PandainBeijingZoo

For the Kids: Beijing Zoo


Originally called the Ten Thousand Animal Garden, the Beijing Zoo was built in 1908. The zoo is also a center of zoological research that collects and breeds rare animals from various continents. It's famous for its giant pandas, but there are many other species, including Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkeys, Manchurian tigers, yaks from Tibet, enormous sea turtles, polar bears from the North Pole, kangaroos from Australia, and zebras from Africa. The grounds offer cultivated flower gardens with stretches of natural scenery, including dense groves of trees, grassland, a small stream, and lotus pools.

The Beijing Zoo is located in the northwest corner of Beijing, not too far from the center.

Next: Shopping on Wangfujing Street

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.