The Wuhan Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Pandas, Oh my!05 February 2013
When I went to China last summer I knew there was one thing I had to absolutely do before I returned to America: see a panda bear. Thus, you can imagine I was completely elated when I learned that Wuhan had a zoo. I tried to get the other interns to join me but in the end there were just two of us that made the trip over to the Hanyang district to check out the zoo on one of our days off.
I had read some poor reviews of this zoo but I was trying to be optimistic. Upon entering, the first bits of scenery were picturesque: a large expansive lake with a decorated bridge took you to the island which held the actual zoo. Along the way you can feed black swans.
|Filth covered the glass of the exhibit|
|This peacock was supposed to be in the exhibit to the left|
|This guy bit me!|
In all, if someone were to ask me if they should go to the Wuhan zoo I would recommend going to one somewhere else in China if you can. The Beijing Zoo is world famous for its beauty and seems to treat its animals much more humanely. I was sadly disappointed with state of the Wuhan zoo and its only redeeming quality was the fact that I got to see a panda.