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The Calgary Zoo

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Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-232-9300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as...
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!
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Start early If you are planning to come to Calgary zoo because it's big so you can see everything. Kids will love here. Calgary zoo have a place for events like wedding and during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Start early If you are planning to come to Calgary zoo because it's big so you can see everything. Kids will love here. Calgary zoo have a place for events like wedding and during holiday season the have the zoo lights.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A fantastic zoo, the space and location is right, its not to far from the hotels or the city centre, the animals from what I could tell were very well looked after in spacious enclosures, the gift shop was reasonably priced and the restaurant offer a wide variety of food to please everyone.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was surprised to see a prehistoric section in the zoo and I actually made fun of it at the beginning but I soon changed my mind and I learned interesting facts. Great collection of animals. The hippo exhibit had a filtration problem and the glass was covered with algae and the water was so murky. Unfortunately most of the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Love the Calgary zoo we visit it every year! Good for everyone! I suggest eating somewhere else though because it is pricey and not very good.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was actually my first visit to the zoo when we took our granddaughter there for the day in July 2015, we had the best time, so much to see, she was super excited

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Once a year we make the trip to Calgary to see the zoo. WE had to take a break a few years ago due to the flood that happened, but were happy to see the result afterwards. AS usual we were not let down and it was a treat for our children. They love the penguin display, and the hippopotamus... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Calgary Zoo is a special place for all ages, but especially children. From the dinosaur park to the tiger exhibit, the animals delight. The Penguin Exhibit is so much fun for the little ones. Riding on the train or the carousel, playing in either playground, eating lunch outside - it's all amazing.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been here on a few occasions and even though our kids are teenagers, we still love to go. Try and go when they have the penguin walk. It is a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to. Beautiful facilities. Clean. Staff everywhere to help with questions and cleaning up. Great selection of animals. The dinasaur part of the zoo was awesome. Lots of washroom facilities in every part of the zoo. Lots of snack facilities. If you have small children make sure to bring strollers. There is a lot of walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Calgary be sure to go to the Zoo. It is a good size with many different species. We enjoyed the animals. I think the elephant is gone now though.

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