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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: 14032329300
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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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amazing zoo! staff really care

Amazing variety of animals! Great family time. Staff genuinely care! We have a membership at the zoo, everytime we come into the city we always are sure to stop in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Halifax
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorillas confined all day feel the same way humans would: bored to death. Give them more activities to do in there. A sign explaining the difference between apes and monkeys proclaims that apes are self-aware and that monkeys are not. However, research has clearly demonstrated that both are self-aware, as are most other animals. The sign also said that apes... More 

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Thank HalanW
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing variety of animals! Great family time. Staff genuinely care! We have a membership at the zoo, everytime we come into the city we always are sure to stop in.

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Thank Sammcd13
Anaheim
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove down from Edmonton with some friends from the US and told them how amazing the zoo was. We got there later in the afternoon due to some car issues and we had to pay full price which we thought was odd because the zoo gates closed in an hour but we could stay for 2 hours. Anyway we... More 

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Thank Cynthia G
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

while visiting my husband in calgary for the first time we decided to go to the zoo on Sunday morning. expecting it to be busy we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually very quiet and we got a parking spot right by the entrance ! I have nothing but great things to say about this zoo !... More 

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Thank courtenayclendenning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was just a the zoo today and was able to catch the walk of the penguins.... they are sooo cute! Also, because it was Wednesday (hump day) I had to get a picture of the camels.

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Thank Marj M
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If oh have not witnessed the Penguin Wslk you need to go, they are so adorable!!! It will make you smile every time you think of them!

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Thank SuzanneXO
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will be up close to all the Animals , from all over the world, and notice they all seem happy looking back at you, and they tease you like your in the Zoo not them , great for the kids as they act like animals hahaha.Just take your time, no rush and make a day of it. Great food... More 

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Thank Slim W
UK
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284 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a happy afternoon looking around the zoo. We particularly liked the Penguins and the Snow Leopard was beautiful. Enclosures looked okay and the animals we saw seemed happy (as happy as they can do in a zoo!).

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Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you first enter the zoo from the north side you come upon the penguins. Be sure to go inside their building. It is so fascinating watching all of them that we could have spent an hour there alone. Throughout the zoo you encounter many unique displays that keeps everyone's attention. If possible bring a lunch - the food is... More 

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Thank abcdefgCanada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A place thaT brings out the inner child of wonderment we loved the park ! I think this is one amazing attraction The children loved it as I did too lots of places to stop and relax ,eat, take pictures

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