The Beijing Zoo is very large and includes many rare animals. It is a must-see attraction. The Beijing Zoo enjoys a long history; it was founded over a hundred years ago. The three areas of the Beijing Zoo include the eastern area, the southern area, and the northern area. The main gate is in the eastern area. The aquarium is in the northern area. Rare animals from China include giant pandas, snub-nosed monkeys, Siberian tigers, white-lipped deer and red-crowned cranes. Rare animals from other parts in the world include chimpanzees from Africa, kangaroos from Australia, leopards from South America, manatees from Mexico and bison from Europe.