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The Calgary Zoo

1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada (Southeast Calgary)
403-232-9300
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Ranked #7 of 222 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos, Parks, Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur... more » Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012! « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have not been to the zoo in a few years but it was always a great place for family. Not sure how it is since the flood.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Calgary Zoo is very vast and worth the walk around. The floods in 2013 did some serious damage and the zoo did an amazing job to save the animals and rebuild the habitat. If you get the chance to go to Zoo lights (Christmas) its wonderful to see. There are many different animals and the food options are excellent. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Calgary zoo is not just for children, however we have visited many times with our Granchild. The Grounds are beatiful , This is a wonderful place to go and relax and enjoy a leisurely siting in the sunshine and walking around enjoying watching the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Although the Calgary zoo is losing it's Asian elephants within the next month, this is a great zoo! Lot's of different animals and birds from around the world, as well as interesting info. On weekends they usually have interactive displays and docents sharing with the guests. Interactive displays, playgrounds for the kid's, and a dinosaur park make it a full... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Calgary Zoo several times, and find that it is nice once in a while, but that there are much better places to go in Calgary. Zoo lights is very nice (Christmas time) and the penguins are adorable, but other then that it's nothing special. Going twice with kids 12 and over may not be a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Calgary zoo had many of it's exhibits flooded and the recovery was an example of the excellent stewardship of the staff . They worked tirelessly during the flood to save the animals and keep them safe. The zoo has many species and supports the world efforts to save endangered animals. It is well laid out and the whole family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely top notch facility, all repaired after the devastating flood in 2013. The two Africa houses are wonderful. The conservatory has colorful butterflies, hands on science displays for the younger set, and exotic plants to delight all ages. The grounds are wonderful for family picnics with lots of space for kids and parents. Lots of parking and the facilities are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I like the concept adopted by the Calgary zoo. Separating the animals based on their habitat while conserving space and ensuring safe interactions with the animals. The first hand simulation of the environment where the animals live makes it easier for the public to feel and accept that these creatures are not totally deprived of their freedom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Calgary Zoo on several occasions. It is a good size, not to small, yet not so big as to not allow visitors to see all the attractions in a given day. Allow yourself at least 4 hours to meander through the park. It is a relaxing layout, that is not confusing. There are lush gardens,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you have not been to the Calgary Zoo you should know that it is one of the top zoos in the world. Even after the flood we have lots to be proud of. You can do a short visit and run around quick but the best way is to set aside some time, - 3-4 hours and really enjoy... More

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