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Beijing zoo

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Beijing zoo is located near the Astronomical laboratory and the exhibition centre in Beijing, in the area of Jeshimon. This Park is very similar to a conventional garden, but among the ferns, bushes, green meadows and picturesque lakes hide rare species of flora and fauna.

The Beijing zoo over a hundred years, it opened in 1908 under the title "Garden of 1000 animals." During the reign of the Imperial dynasty, the Qin, this zoo complex was renamed and it became known as the "House of Prince". Founding of Republic of China was reflected at the Beijing zoo in the form of another renaming "the Park of the Western Suburbs". The last time the sign changed its name in 1955, and began to read "Beijing zoo".

Total area of buildings - 50,000 square meters which contains more than 7000 animals, of which brought to Beijing from different countries of the world. In enclosures, cages, houses and live tigers, rhinos, lions, elephants, crocodiles and pythons, giraffes, zebras and kangaroos and many others. Also the zoo has an unusual korukonda Golden monkey, Tibetan Yak and balogova DOE.

The zoo is divided into several sections: the Hill of Monkeys, lions and Tigers Hill, home of the Giant Panda, Aviary, Giraffes, Lake water Birds, Mountain Bears, African zone, etc. In a two-storey, purpose-built enclosure designed for reptiles and amphibians, tourists and visitors can see snakes, pythons, turtles and alligators.

In the North-Eastern part of the zoo is the aquarium - the largest in China. Its area is slightly less than 35000 square meters. The building is shaped like a giant shell, and inside is a huge maze.

Inside the aquarium is divided into four zones: the hall of tropical plants, the hall of sharks, the oceanic library oceanic and theatre. In the hall of the tropics presents bright tropical fish. In the hall of sharks - the main marine predators. Library and reading room provide information about sea life, and ocean theatre you can see performances of dolphins, seals and sea lions.