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Meeting Wildlife in Hong Kong – Ultimate Family-friendly Experience with Animals

August 5, 2021

Wondering if there are animal experiences in the concrete jungle? Hong Kong has it all! Visit the following attractions and meet some lovely animals. I’m sure they will melt your heart and you will leave with a pleasant beam. 

  1. Ocean Park

Duration: 4-8hrs
Budget (per person): Adult (aged 12 or above): HKD498; Child (aged 3-11): HKD249; additional charges may apply
Recommended time to visit: 10:00 – 18:00; Prior booking required for Get Closer To Animals experience
Accessibility Note: Easy access

Grand Aquarium (Source: https://media.oceanpark.com.hk/files/s3fs-public/GrandAquarium_04.jpg)
Giant Panda (Source: https://media.oceanpark.com.hk/files/s3fs-public/GiantPandaAdventure_02.jpg)

Visit Ocean Park for its aquarium, pandas, and more wild animals! Ocean Park has a myriad of wildlife, on sea, land and air. If you are tired of watching the animals from far, the park offers a range of kids-friendly Get Closer To Animals experience where you could snorkel and feed the fishes in the aquarium or meet a panda. 

2. Hong Kong Dolphin Watch

Duration: 4-5hrs
Budget (per person): Adult: HKD460; Child (aged 3-11): HKD230; Child (aged under 3): HKD50; discounts for students and senior citizens available; light refreshments and insurance inclusive
Recommended time to visit: Prior booking required

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Jump onto one of Hong Kong Dolphin Watch’s boats for a morning dolphin watch. The boat sails to the Lantau waters and everyone will peacefully relish the ocean breeze and wait for a glimpse of the Indo-Pacific humpback (pink) dolphins jumping out of the water, or even swimming near the boat if you are fortunate enough. Information sheets and detailed presentation by the crews will enhance your understanding of the pink dolphins and eco-tourism in Hong Kong.

3. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Duration: 2hrs
Budget (per person): Free of charge
Recommended time to visit: 09:00-16:30
Accessibility Note: Easy access

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The city’s menagerie has a panoply of southeast asian birds, mammals and reptiles. A must-see of the park is the Bornean Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus), an CITES endangered species originated in northern Malaysia, with only 104 thousand of them left in the world in 2021. The other animals are just as lovely and worthwhile to see.

4. Bird Market

Duration: 2hrs
Budget (per person): Free of charge
Recommended time to visit: 10:00-18:00
Accessibility Note: Easy access

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Known as the Bird Market, the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is not only where most of the bird shops are located, but also where bird lovers gather. Chat with the friendly shop owners or uncles with their furry flying buddies and explore the living bird book of Hong Kong. 

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