The Beijing Zoo was built in 1906 and
opened to the public in 1908 with an area of about 10
hectares and a few humble pavilions to house the animals.
At that time only several dozens of species were shown.
such as lions, tigers, leopards and monkeys. Now the
Beijing Zoo covers an area of about 50 hectares.
The animal houses and enclosures, with
a total floor space of 40,000 square metres, include
those for pandas, elephants, brown and polar bears,
tigers, hippopotami, rhinoceros, antelopes, giraffes
and reptiles. More than 6,000 animals of over 500 species
are on show. Among them are giant pandas, golden monkeys,
addaxes, tigers from Northeast China, elks, yaks, precious
birds and gold fish. Also on show ale rare animals from
various continents, such as hippopotami, zebras, giraffes.
Chimpanzees, lions and antelopes from Africa, parrots
from South America, birds and kangeroos from Australia,
polar bears from the Arctic, bisons from Europe and
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