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Changsha Polar Park Opens

Updated: 2020-08-19

Polar bear specimens at the entrance of the Changsha Polar Park. (Photo/Zhou Ke)

A polar park, the largest of its kind in Hunan, was opened in Changsha on August 18. 

Located in the Changsha Ecological Zoo, the new polar park, built and operated by a private company, covers a floor area of nearly 6,800 square meters and has two exhibition areas on the first floor, showcasing polar animals and ice sculptures respectively.

The park currently has 16 penguins, five sea lions, eight Arctic wolves, and 20 sharks, as well as four polar bear specimens from Canada. 

Visitors can also watch jellyfish, sea turtles, and other marine life by strolling along a 22-meter-long "undersea tunnel" at the basement level of the park. 

Tips:

E-tickets are available for purchase on online platforms during the trial operation period (between August 18 and 31), and paper tickets can be purchased from the Changsha Ecological Zoo Ticket Center starting from September 1. 

Opening hours: 9:00-17:30

Service hotline: 0731-85476906

Add.: No. 729, Fourth Section, Furong South Road, Tianxin District, Changsha 

How to get there: 

1.Take Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway and get off at Furong South Station;

2.Take Bus No. 125, 27, 212, 134, 289, or 209 and get off at Changsha Ecological Zoo Station; or,

3.Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Shangshuangtang Station, then transfer to Bus No. 125, 27, 208, or 289 and get off at Changsha Ecological Zoo Station. 

Source: Xinhua; enghunan.gov.cn