Hefei Wildlife Park started construction in 1995, and opened to the public in 1997 .In 2004, the former Xiaoyaojin Zoo (ranked 10th in the country) exhibiting more than 100 animals (only).
It is understood that the zoo is currently facing several difficulties including obsolete facilities ,limited animal species and number ,inadequate parking , rapid development of surrounding areas ,noise, cross contamination amongst others.
The current situation at the zoo has made it difficult to meet the needs of tourists creating an urgent need for a new location.
The new site is expected to settle in Feidong
In April 2019, Hefei relevant departments launched the site selection process and conducted field research on several possible spots .
Last month , the new site was choosen to be in Feixi county.