19 Aug Afternoon at the Shanghai Zoo Calling out to all our candidates and friends doing summer internships in China, those doing a Chinese intensive language course in Shanghai, let us go and spend an afternoon walking around the Shanghai zoo and watching all the different animals they have there. The current Shanghai zoo is located in one of the best garden and ecological parks in the country with a wide variety of animals housed there. There are several varieties of Chinese monkeys; pandas are arguably the most exciting to see as they have become quite a phenomenon amongst Chinese people as they have become endangered. There is a section of wild animals that include Asian tigers, lions, a bear pit, giraffes and many more. The nicely vegetated area of the zoo park is home to a variety of birds, nestling well amongst the tall grasses and trees that stretch out wide enough o provide the much needed shade for these birds to thrive. Within the zoo area, we will have the opportunity to explore what leisure and amusement areas they have for visitors. For those seeking to improve their basic Mandarin lessons, let’s see how many of the animals you can name in Chinese! We will get information regarding to how they cared for, the best environment suitable for which animals and details about animal protection. It is said that the Shanghai zoo aims to educate its visitors about the animals that they house there, and that as visitors we will with a much better understanding and an appreciation of animal life. With a proper budget, the cost of living in Shanghai is reasonable enough to allow you to indulge in such simple ways to explore the city and still enjoy your days here.