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Where To See And Interact With Hong Kong Animals

Where To See And Interact With Animals In Hong Kong
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From Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens to Kadoori Farm, there are plenty of wonderful places to watch animals fish, birds and more in Hong Kong. Here are some of the best places to see and interact with Hong Kong animals.

Did you know that 3 March is World Wildlife Day? Why not celebrate it with the family by taking your children to some of the great places where you can see and teach children about the wide variety of animals in Hong Kong? It’s also a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the temperate weather, as well as visit some parts of Hong Kong that you and your family may not have ventured out to yet. Here are some of the best places in the city to see (and sometimes touch!) a variety of critters.

Editor’s note: We at Sassy Mama care very much about how animals are treated and housed. If you visit any of the locations mentioned here and see something you don’t like, you can contact the Hong Kong SPCA on its 24-hour hotline: 2711 1000 or contact the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).

Read More: Wild Animals In Hong Kong – Where To See Wildlife In And Around The City

Animals Hong Kong Jurassic Garage

Jurassic Garage

If your kids want to get hands-on experience with some fascinating critters then talk to Toni Kingston at Jurassic Garage, a mobile educational experience that caters to schools, kids and adults parties, as well as photoshoots with an emphasis on education. It has everything from snakes, hedgehogs, iguanas, giant tortoises and more, plus it offers phobia treatment and snake removal services.

Admission: Make your booking here
Opening Hours:
Depending on booking and availability.

Jurassic Garage, WhatsApp: 9042

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Go Green Organic Farm Animal Hong Kong

Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm

At Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm you’ll see how pineapples are grown alongside a variety of animals including goats, rabbits and even alpacas! The staff are attentive to the animals and visitors, although you’ll have to pay an additional $60 to enter the alpaca enclosure.

Admission: View the price list here
Opening Hours:
10am to 6pm

 Go Green Organic Farm, Si Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, 5579

Read More: Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm – Pineapples, Playgrounds And Alpacas

Hong Kong Wetland Park Animals

Hong Kong Wetland Park

Located in Tin Shui Wai in the New Territories, Hong Kong Wetland Park holds 61 hectares of diverse wetland as well as a modern and beautiful visitor centre, exhibition galleries, theatre, souvenir shop and indoor play area. It’s home to a variety of birds, insects, turtles, rodents, small mammals, amphibians, fish, spiders and even a crocodile named Pui Pui! It’s extremely family and stroller-friendly, and with the size and range of activities available, you can easily make a day of it.

Admission: Adults – $30; children – $15
Opening Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm; closed on Tuesdays except for public holidays.

Hong Kong Wetland ParkWetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong, 3152 2666,

Read More: Hong Kong Wetland Park — An Eco Day Trip To Hong Kong’s Wetlands

Kuri Cafe Hedgehog Animals In Hong Kong

Kuri Café – Home of hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are wonderful little creatures that are full of personality and if you or your family have never seen one before, you are in luck! The Kuri Café in Kowloon Bay is Hong Kong’s first hedgehog café featuring 13 pygmy hedgehogs for your viewing pleasure, along with scrumptious hedgehog-inspired food and drinks. The owners of Kuri Café aim to educate potential pet owners about how wonderful hedgehogs are as pets and how to look after them.

Admission: Entry is free; prices for menu items start at $58.
Opening Hours:
12pm to 10:30pm

Kuri Café, Tak Bo Garden Block B, 3 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Jordan Valley, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 9297

Hong Kong Dolphin Watch

Did you know that Hong Kong has pink dolphins? These rare and endangered animals have been spotted in Hong Kong over the last 300 years and are under threat due to their polluted and crowded habitats. Hong Kong Dolphin Watch started in 1995 to provide educational tours to the public and to support further research on these little-known animals. Tours take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing from Tung Chung and are around 3 to 4 hours in length.

Admission: $460 per adult; $230 per child under 12 years; $50 per child under 3 years.
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm

Sassy Mama Tip: While the boat departs from Tung Chung, in-town pickup is offered from Tsim Sha Tsui.

Hong Kong Dolphin Watch, 2984 1414,

Read More: That Mama – Janet Walker, Spokesperson Of Hong Kong Dolphin Watch

Kadoorie Farm Botanical Garden Animals Hong Kong

Kadoorie Farm And Botanical Garden 

Kadoorie Farm is an active organic farm, garden and wildlife sanctuary that initially started as a way to provide agricultural aid to poor farmers in the New Territories in 1956. The farm’s animals are all rescued and unable to return to their wild settings, but the enclosures are very well maintained and mimic their natural environment well. You’ll see hawks, owls, parrots, boars, small reptiles, alligators, flamingos and even a couple of Asian leopard cats. You can also visit the exclusively vegetarian cafe, with the ingredients coming directly from the farm

Admission: $50 per adult; $25 per child from 4 to 11 years old; $20 for adults over age 60; entry is free for children under 5 years.
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 5pm daily, except certain closing days

Kadoorie Farm and Botanical GardenLam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2483 7200,

Read More: Your Guide To The Kadoorie Farm And Botanic Garden

Mai Po Nature Reserve Animal Hong Kong

Mai Po Nature Reserve

The Mai Po Nature Reserve is a World Wildlife Federation (WWF) area and is listed under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance of Hong Kong, so while individual access is restricted, you can book guided tours to view the beautiful marshes. Over 90,000 birds naturally migrate to the Mai Po Nature Reserve every winter, plus there are also some beautiful mangroves and a vibrant insect, fish and mudskipper population.

Admission: WWF organises visits to Mai Po Nature Reserve suitable for individual visitors, students and teachers, and specialists. Book your spot here
Opening Hours:
Daily 9am to 5pm,

Mai Po Nature Reserve
Mai Po, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2526

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park Hong Kong

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is another WWF offering here in Hong Kong. The marine park has over 60 different species of gorgeous corals and 120 different fish species. It offers an educational guided tour for kids aged five and over with all kids under 18 required to have parental accompaniment.

Admission: $300 with discounts for multiple tickets.
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday and public holidays; 10am to 5pm

Hoi Ha Wan Marine ParkHoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2526 1011,

Read More: Visit Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park With Kids – Snorkelling, Kayaking, Hiking And More

Kam Shan Country Park Animals In Hong Kong

Kam Shan Country Park

Kam Shan Country Park is the place to go if you want to see monkeys. It has some beautiful hiking near the Kowloon Reservoir and is famous for its macaque population. Kam Shan Country Park is also home to many birds and squirrels, so it’s a great way to get the family outside and show them some real wild animals.

Admission: Free
Opening Hours:
Open 24 hours

Kam Shan Country Park, Golden Hill Road, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong,

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park is one of Hong Kong’s biggest amusement venues with plenty of animals and rides to partake in and enjoy. Pandas, sharks, stingrays, dolphins, penguins, sea lions, walruses and large manta rays are some of the headline animals to see. 

Admission: $498 per adult; $249 per child
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm

Ocean Park, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 3923

Read More: Guide To Ocean Park Hong Kong – Ocean Park Rides, Animals, Tips And More

Hong Kong Zoological And Botanical Gardens

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens cover a 5.6-hectare area and include a fountain and play area, as well as a few memorials. The zoo has a variety of birds and mammals, including two orangutans

Admission: Free
Opening Hours:
6am to 7pm

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical GardensAlbany Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 0154,

Tuen Mun Reptile House

Tuen Mun Reptile House

The Tuen Mun Reptile House is a small gem in the New Territories. Located inside Tuen Mun Park, which is conveniently beside the MTR, it holds 52 different live exhibits with 29 different species of reptiles from around the world. The Reptile House has an indoor and outdoor courtyard exhibit in which you can view a wide variety of reptiles like jungle carpet pythons, veiled chameleons, boa constrictors, Thai-water dragons and more.

Admission: Free
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily

Tuen Mun Reptile HouseTuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2451

Clearwater Bay Equestrian Education

Clearwater Bay Equestrian

Have a horse-crazy kid? Get them riding at the Clearwater Bay Equestrian Centre. The CEEC is a private member-based club that offers riding options to non-members. Non-members are able to book private lessons, one-hour rides and assessments. It even offers a package for children between the ages of four and five. 

Admission: See full price list here
Opening Hours:
Daily at various timeslots, refer to schedule here.

Clearwater Bay EquestrianLung Ha Wan Road, Clearwater Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong, 6398 6241,

Hong Kong Snakes Animals

Hong Kong Snake Safaris

Established by nature enthusiast and snake catcher for the Hong Kong Police William Sargent, Hong Kong Snake Safaris takes small groups on night safari hikes (kids over 8 years old are welcome!) to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. It organises public and private snake safaris as well as special excursions to the remote uninhabited islands.

Admission: Public snake safaris from $600 per adult and $450 per child and private snake safaris from $3,600. See full price list here.
Opening Hours: Approximately from 7:30am to 10:15pm, exact timings will be confirmed upon booking.

Hong Kong Snake Safaris, Tai Mo Shan Country Park, Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong,

Cat Island Cafe Cat Store Hong Kong

Cat Island Café At Cat Store

Rumour has it, that this cat café is one of the oldest in the world! Cat Island Café, formerly known as Ah Meow and Cat Store, has been open in Hong Kong for 18 years. This small, quaint and warm café has a delightful mix of cats with a variety of personalities. The cats are well-loved at this café and with a variety of vegetarian options and kid-friendly meals (that are all cat-inspired), this is a great place to take the family if you need a little kitty fix.

Admission: Entry is free, menu items start at $48
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily

Cat Island Café at Cat Store, 3/F, Flat D, Po Foo Building, 84-94 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2710 9953,阿貓地攤與貓仙島-Cat-Island-Cafe

Edward Youde Bird Aviary Animals Hong Kong

Edward Youde Bird Aviary

While you’re admiring the animals in Hong Kong, don’t forget to show some love to our feathered friends! You’ll find more than 600 birds and 70 different species at the Edward Youde Bird Aviary, which has been open to the public since 1992. The birds here are mostly indigenous to the region and there is a raised walkway so you can catch all the birds in action without disturbing them.

Admission: Free
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm daily

Edward Youde Bird Aviary, Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, 2521

Editor’s Note: Where To See And Interact With Animals In Hong Kong was most recently updated in February 2024 by Najuka Redkar.

Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Jurassic Garage, image 2 courtesy of Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm, image 3 courtesy of Hong Kong Wetland Park, image 4 courtesy of Kuri Cafe, image 5 courtesy of Hong Kong Dolphin Watch, image 6 courtesy of Kadoorie Farm And Botanical Garden, image 7 courtesy of Mai Po Nature Reserve, image 8 courtesy of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, image 9 courtesy of I, Tequila, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons, image 10 courtesy of Ocean Park Hong Kong, image 11 courtesy of Najuka Redkar, image 12 courtesy of Tuen Mun Reptile House, image 13 courtesy of Clearwater Bay Equestrian, image 14 courtesy of Hong Kong Snake Safaris, image 15 courtesy of Cat Island Cafe, image 16 courtesy of Edward Youde Bird Aviary.

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