The zoo was affordable (20RMB for the students and 40RMB for each for me and Richard), and it is located only one metro transfer away from our main line 2 from the Jia. I expected the worst as the reviews online of the zoo were not favorable. The most difficult part of the day to watch was when Chinese locals just threw food at the animals -- crackers, bread, juice pouches. This really disturbed me. But the pandas, especially the red one, were highlights!