Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden is a educational garden located on reclaimed Albany Rd, Central, Hong Kong. We offer complete Zoological and Botanical Garden tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest park in the territory. Built in 1860 and partially opened in 1864, they were completed in 1871.
The garden was originally named Hong Kong Botanical Garden since it was first established for plants. But from 1876 onwards, it began to raise birds and mammals. Thus in 1975, it was renamed as Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Nowadays, it is a wonderful green area for the public, and also a popular location for families with kids.
This zoological and botanical garden has a welcoming collection of fountains, sculptures and greenhouses, plus a zoo and some fabulous aviaries. Some 160 species of bird reside here. The zoo has a large collection of monkeys, sloths, lemurs and orangutans, and is also one of the world's leading centres for the captive breeding of endangered species.
The gardens, with an area of 5.6 hectares, are divided into eastern and western parts by Albany Road. These are connected by a pedestrian subway. The eastern part, known as the Old Garden, comprises the children’s playground, aviaries, a green house and the fountain terrace garden. It is also home to birds such as the American flamingo, Bali mynah, Hawaiian goose and red-crowned crane. The western part, or the New Garden, is mainly home to mammals, including the Bornean orangutan, buff-cheeked gibbon, emperor tamarin and raccoon, as well as reptiles like the elongated tortoise and spurred tortoise.
On top of the zoological and botanical attractions, visitors can also enjoy features of historical importance, such as the Memorial Arch, the Bronze Statue of King George VI and the Pavilion.