Dating back to 1906 and covering an area of 89 hectares, Beijing Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in China and one of Beijing's most popular tourist attractions. As you would expect in China, the Giant Pandas are the star exhibit here. Other endemic animals found here include the golden snub-nosed monkey, South China Tiger, white-lipped deer, Pere David's Deer, crested ibis, Chinese Alligator and the Chinese Giant Salamander. In addition, the zoo has all the animals you could expect to see elsewhere such elephants, lions, hippos and so on. In total there are over 5,000 animals here covering over 400 species.
Within the zoo is a modern Aquarium and sea life centre. This requires an additional entry fee. Within this you can see many Chinese indigenous fish, turtles and other sea animals.