Chongqing Zoo and Panda House

Chongqing Zoo and Panda House

Better known as a resident of neighbouring Sichuan province, the giant panda has made a place for itself in Chongqing. Located just outside the city centre, Chongqing Zoo includes the Panda House, a dwelling for China’s most popular bear. Designed to resemble the rock caves and bamboo groves of their native Sichuan Mountains, at the Panda House you can watch the pandas doing what they do best - chomping through great piles of bamboo and romping around with their fellows. Located right on the Yangtze River, the zoo was first opened to the public in 1955 with facilities that include a tea house and restaurants. Chongqing Zoo is also home to a number of other animals, including red pandas, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, kangaroos plus some more unusual additions such as the rare South China tiger.

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Six Facts About Chongqing Zoo

The Panda House was built in 1989 and includes caves, streams, waterfalls and pavilions.

The pandas have their breakfast at around 9am – this is the time they tend to be most active.

Resident giant panda Yaya has given birth to five cubs at the zoo, including SanShun born in September 2011 and Tintin born is August 2015.

There are a family of red pandas next door to the giant pandas – just as cute and more active, they are definitely worth a look too!

The zoo houses more than 200 species of animal.

The zoo gets around a million visitors a year!

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