Those Years I Opened a Zoo


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Those Years I Opened a Zoo

Duan Jiaze, who was poor, inherited a private zoo after graduation, and was forced to download a “hooligan” APP called “Ling Xiao Hope Project”, which ushered in other “animals” such as Luya (golden crow), Daji (nine tailed fox), Bai Suzhen (white snake) and Black Bear. App will punish if he fails to complete its business-related tasks regularly.

In this way, Director Duan was like ”a duck driven onto a perch”, and began his journey of unifying the world’s demons while journeying on a road to be becoming famous.

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Năm ấy tui mở vườn bách thú
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redxx rated it
March 27, 2019
Status: c75
I will recommened this for those who like light-hearted element (which is really attractive to me) and can endure slow burn romance. (I really enjoy the dynamics of the couple, from foes (kind of) to friends and lovers)

i love

to encourage everyone to read it OR YOU CAN WATCH THE ANIME IN NOVEMBER 2019~

and especially if you are looking for a mixture of cute animals + a dash of mythology + slow burn romance + quirky characters + some cultivation + a dead app system +... more>> not much dog blood drama + building a business

The side characters are rather entertaining too


i am so amused by the employee that pay to be employeed because of some horror stuff oh well


ML is such an idiotic tsundere sometime I wonder if he was the bottom instead of the top LOL

Some moments I enjoyed from chapter 1- 155:

  • How the zoo's fans shipped ML and MC pet/owner relationship. Its so cute......
  • And obviously our straight MC slowly getting bent by ML as the chapters continue like he allow ML to kiss him when they are not tgt?
  • they actually did IT~~~
  • cute baby penguin, and hence a family of three was born
For those curious about when the super slow burn romance start:


as for chapter 50 and so on, ML seems to be showing signs of falling for our MC


For those who are curious as to when

they got together.....


They got together in chapter 142 and had s*x 13 chapters later HEH


And also curious about MC....


a little water dragon

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mrews rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: Completed
this is a cute story about raising animals, building a zoo, gaining fame, making riches and raisng awareness about environment with a side dish of a slow burn romance between an idiot and a bigger idiot. Did I mention the abundance of the cute animals?
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Cridale rated it
March 24, 2019
Status: c11
So far this novel hooked me a lot.

Don't mind about the rating below 4! Afterall these 1-star is I'm believe from the yaoi/sho-ai haters.

This novel is cute and light, love to see MC interaction with ML. Altough sometimes want to slap the ML 😂 because damnn he to pridefull, but at the same time can't hate him.

Well my opinion, if you likes read Cub association, maybe this novel your taste too. The animals is so cute ❤ raising a zoo, and etc.

... more>>

thanks goodness there a ML that can help MC teachs the bird


Oh by the way the translator is doing great for translate it, it's easy to read. <<less
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rashikunai rated it
March 11, 2019
Status: c9
This has to be one of the cutest projects so far, and a really nice read too. The animals are cute, the interactions between the protagonists are super cute (tbh, the slightly hetare, bird-brained gong is really nice and refreshing!), and the translator is doing a great job of making the novel a nice read. So far not much has happened in terms of action or suspense, but this kind of nice, atmospheric read is also very charming, I think. I hope the translator continues the project, and again many,... more>> many thanks!!! ♡ <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
August 6, 2019
Status: c32
Characters: 4/5

I like the personalities of the demons, and the MC seems interesting enough (although there's nothing really special about him). However, honestly he's a little too useless / mediocre; the success is so much due to his golden fingers that it's a little sad. Not that bad though, since it's not like he doesn't do anything, but still. That said, he does have an inherent gift with animals (specifically, with fish) and it's amusing to watch. It's also funny how this story weaves in supernatural elements and mythology in... more>> a comical and lighthearted way. The animals also give this story a layer of meng.

Even at this point, there's barely any relationship developments between the MC and ML. However, it seems promising, and I personally like when the romance develops slowly.

Plot: 4/5

I like the idea of the zoo and the system, but this is coming from someone that enjoys OP settings since it's a serious golden finger. The development of the story actually feels very logical and step by step, so there's no instant success or anything. Rather, we see the process as the zoo comes alive.

I'm looking forward to more!

Writing & Translation: 4/5

Definitely some grammar mistakes, but it's not too bad. Furthermore, the translator has many notes at the end of the chapters explaining some mythological or cultural context, which is much appreciated.

Also, there's illustrations sometimes (does this have a manga adaption?? Apparently it's getting an anime!!) that is SO cute. <<less
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