Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!

Last Saturday we joined a group of Jim’s colleagues who planned a to trip to the Shanghai Wild Animal Park www.shwzoo.com in Nanhui, Pudong. Our day included riding a camel, bird feeding, lemur feeding, giant and lesser panda viewing, bear viewing, sea lion kissing and Lion, tiger and cheetah feeding.

Only in China can you climb into a bus (which is also a cage, thank goodness) and feed live chickens to “kitties” as Jameson named them. No, I did not let Jameson watch the chickens being devoured, as it is a little too gruesome for him and even for me. He did enjoy seeing the “kitties” who were only a few feet away from us. It was surreal to be that close to a preying animal without feeling like prey. Only in China!





It cracks me up how kids find the funniest things to play with.
There is an amazing camel just waiting for their attention,
but the thing that peaks their interest is not the exotic animal, but the dirty drain!




Toppins a bag...



 Hopefully the lesser pandas will not develop a complex




Daddy time!




Marine world?




We were the caged animals... You can see the shoot where they put the live chickens.
Yes, that is a lion mane.  No I was not using a zoom lens; we were that close! 
Jameson saw the raw meat and said "Yummm" then he meowed at the lions as drew close to attack. 





Does anyone know what kind of bear this is?  I could not find the English name anywhere.
The lemur is telling us to go home because they were closed early due to a thunder storm.




"Xiao yu" rain, rain go away!


 

I hope you have better weather then we are having. For once in my life, I envy Oregon weather! But, warm weather is on its way, and then I'm sure I will be praying for cool weather again.

Love you all,
Lori 
 

8 comments

  • Lynn

    Lynn

    Love you all!!! :love::love::love::love::love:

    Love you all!!! lovelovelovelovelove

  • LaLaLa Lori

    LaLaLa Lori

    Awe, we love you too! I still have 8 or more photos to add... check back soon! Love you, Lori :love:

    Awe, we love you too! I still have 8 or more photos to add... check back soon!

    Love you,
    Lori love

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Hi Lori - I laughed so hard when I read your post. You are right only in China could you do something like that. We went to one in Guangzhou, it is amazing! I love all the photos and it looks like you had a great day. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Love you, Lisa

    Hi Lori - I laughed so hard when I read your post. You are right only in China could you do something like that. We went to one in Guangzhou, it is amazing! I love all the photos and it looks like you had a great day. I'm so glad you are feeling better.
    Love you, Lisa

  • Heather

    Heather

    I think it is a Sun Bear, they have them at Woodland Park Zoo. What an adventure, you will have so many memories!

    I think it is a Sun Bear, they have them at Woodland Park Zoo. What an adventure, you will have so many memories!

  • Lori

    Lori

    Lisa, Did you do some crazy things in China that you can only do in China? It's funny how "safe" everything has to be in the States! :laugh:

    Lisa, Did you do some crazy things in China that you can only do in China? It's funny how "safe" everything has to be in the States!

    laugh

  • Lori

    Lori

    Heather, You only have to go to Woodland Park Zoo to see something as exotic as a Malayan sun bear! How fun!

    Heather, You only have to go to Woodland Park Zoo to see something as exotic as a Malayan sun bear! How fun!

  • Keala

    Keala

    Thanks for all the great pics and stories. Kai and Siena say hello and hope that all is well for you all! Sounds as though China is treating you well. We could be living in Montana by the time you return...time will tell. Carl is there now for some R & R! Much Aloha, Keala:love::love::)

    Thanks for all the great pics and stories. Kai and Siena say hello and hope that all is well for you all! Sounds as though China is treating you well.

    We could be living in Montana by the time you return...time will tell. Carl is there now for some R & R!

    Much Aloha,
    Kealalovelovesmile

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    We did lots of things done ONLY in China. No car seats, open air tram through the wild life park...like touch the animals...walking across the street can be life threatening LOL! What great memories! I love reading your posts...I can smell the street vendors and feel the crush of people! Love you, Lisa

    We did lots of things done ONLY in China. No car seats, open air tram through the wild life park...like touch the animals...walking across the street can be life threatening LOL! What great memories! I love reading your posts...I can smell the street vendors and feel the crush of people! Love you, Lisa

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