Guangzhou Zoo

The Guangzhou Zoo is located in the eastern section of Xianlie Middle Road. It was built in 1958 and is one of the country’s major zoos along with the Beijing Zoo and Shanghai Zoo. The zoo is suitable for family-friendly activities. It is a well-maintained zoo and has a good reputation for animal care and conservation.


Here you can see China’s national treasure giant pandas and golden monkeys, South China tigers, elk, black-necked cranes and other rare animals. The list is impressive including African elephants, lions, pumas, leopards, tigers, rhinos, bears, chimps, giraffe, zebra, kangaroo, alpacas, deer, swans, ducks, emus, ostrich, pink flamingos, crane, crocodiles, turtles, numerous birdlife, butterflies and other animals from all over the world.

The zoo is rather large and there is a hop on hop off cart which travels a circuit throughout the park. I recommend making use of that. There are a lot of sections and enclosures here and it’s the kinda place where you can miss a lot of animals so be sure to grab a map and I’ll include a link to one at the bottom of the page.

Special Sections

Goldfish Garden (extra fee) – featuring 100 species and over 10,000 fish!

Animal Behaviour Exhibition Hall – live animal performances

Animal Square – watch animals eat and get selfies with the animals

Ocean World Aquarium – currently suspended

Animal Feeding Time

  • Panda Feeding Time: 10:00 and 16:45
  • Pelican Feeding Time: 10:30 and 15:50
  • Hippo Feeding Time: 10:00 and 16:30
  • Giraffe Feeding Time: 10:30 and 16:00

Ticket Price

Regular Adult: 20 RMB Child 1.2 to 1.5m: 10 RMB Child under 1.2m: free

Combo Ticket: Admission ticket plus Goldfish Garden, Animal Behaviour Exhibition Hall, and Animal Square is 50 RMB

Zoo Map – click for larger image

Getting There

Take subway line 5 to ZOO Station ( 动物园站)

Nearby Hotel

Try Paco Hotel Guangzhou Zoo which is right at the subway station and a short walk to the zoo gate.

Zoo Location Map


  • CN Name: 广州动物园
  • Website:
  • EN Address: No. 120, Xianlie Middle Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
  • CN Address: 广州市越秀区先烈中路120号
  • Open Hours: Apr. 16 – Oct. 15: 8:00 – 16:30 / Oct. 16 – Apr. 15: 8:00 – 16:00

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