Introduction to Seac Pai Van Park
The park resembles a fauna and flora park. In addition to abundant wild animals and plants, it features multiple facilities, such as the Garden of Medicinal Plants and the Garden of Exotic Plants, which are good study sites for biology teaching of local schools. Meanwhile, the Nature and Agrarian Museum showcases a condensed edition of Macao’s agriculture and natural geography, recording past farm life and local natural ecological environment, which can be found along the Nature Education Trail.
Macao Giant Panda Pavilion
Nestled against a hill side in the Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane in a fan-shaped layout of about 3000m2, the design of the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion takes advantage of the terrain's natural undulations as well as the architectural characteristics of the building itself.
The exterior of the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion is designed to resemble the nature. The walls of the activity areas are wrapped with artificial mountain rocks to create a simulated natural habitat for the giant pandas. There are two indoor activity areas with an area of about 330m2 each and two outdoor activity areas with a total area of about 600m2 for the use of the giant pandas. To meet their living needs, there is also a logistics centre equipped with panda shelters, bamboo cleaning area, bamboo storage, feed preparation room, feed storage, monitoring area and medical room.
The indoor activity areas are installed with a translucent window film to let in sufficient natural light and reduce indoor lighting. The film is shaped like a shell, covering the entire giant panda pavilion. The design of the activity areas takes into consideration the natural living environment of the giant pandas, with a focus on enriching green elements, and adding pools, perches and other play facilities for them. In addition, as the giant pandas prefer cooler environments and objects, the indoor activity venue is specially equipped with a set of artificial stones with automatic refrigeration for the giant panda to cool off in hot weather.
The exhibit area for visitors located in the indoor activity areas is equipped with two viewing corridors of different elevations to receive two streams of visitors at the same time, increasing the reception capacity of the area. As for the outdoor activity areas, they adopt an open space design and preserve the original trees as far as possible, so that the giant pandas can move freely in the outdoor environment when the weather conditions permit. Visitors can directly observe the giant pandas through the large tempered glass viewing windows.
Pavilion of Rare Animals
The Pavilion of Rare Animals is located next to the Giant Panda Pavilion in the Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane. As a conservation place for rare animals, it is equipped with three indoor and two outdoor activity areas in the exhibition area to provide the red pandas and golden snub-nosed monkeys with sufficient activity space. The setting of the areas is designed to mimic their natural habitat, with various types of plants and climbing facilities such as perches for the rare animals to exercise.
The Reptile Zone is located inside the Natural and Agrarian Museum in the Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane and has been open to the public since 2019. The zone exhibits animals including those illegally smuggled into Macao and confiscated by the Macao Government. Some of these animals are even of species listed in the appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). To take good care of the confiscated reptiles, IAM has added a temporary raising and display venue in the Seac Pai Van park that features geckos, ball pythons, Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas and other reptiles. Educational information about them is also provided to deepen visitors’ understanding of reptiles.
Animal Rearing Zone
Primates, birds and bovines are reared in this zone. It is a venue for residents and visitors in Macao to enjoy their leisure time and learn about animal conservation.