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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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Christmas at the Zoo a Calgary Tradition

This quaint zoo has its own island in the middle of the river. It is easy to bring children and strollers here as the pathways are wide and the zoo is kept immaculate. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I wish our city would have a really good Zoo, but we really don't. The conditions of a number of animals are alarming, and we are frequently in the news for animal deaths. There is very very little effort on the landscaping of animal enclosures. Really a place I dont like to go to, and extremely expensive even with just... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This quaint zoo has its own island in the middle of the river. It is easy to bring children and strollers here as the pathways are wide and the zoo is kept immaculate. The staff really try and help you enjoy your visit. Christmas lights at the zoo are a Calgary favourite.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Zoo is overpriced and not enough to see. They have taken out so many of the good animals and raised the price even higHer! Not impressed and will never go back! $8 to park and $100 for me and 2 children to get in

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I used to visit the zoo every year for many years but now that I am out of province I can only see it every few years. The flood destroyed so much of this wonderful zoo. I give them complete credit and high kudos for bringing back what they have been able to in this short a period of time.... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's an ok place to go to as a treat. It was over $100 for a family of five to go plus another $8 for parking. It's too bad they don't make it more affordable so everyone can afford to go.

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Prince George, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Love this zoo! The animals here are well looked after and it shows! I fell in love with the zoo when I lived in the city in the 70's.. There have been many improvements and additions since then. I have been here too many times now to count. It seems every visit, is more interesting than the last. I brought... More 

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High River, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I took my grand Daughters to the Zoo, it was late around 4:00 some exhibits were closed like the penguin, so make it a bit early.. but the girls loved the Meerkats, so did I. The food at the food court is horrible,.. it has been a bit, but Im still put off of hamburgers.. so pack a lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love visiting this zoo. Lots of animals to see. My son loves the gorillas. Very clean throughout. Food in food courts not the best but edible. We have annual passes so plan to visit often. Passes are very good value for money.

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This zoo has some excellent exhibits. The Penguin exhibit is the most fascinating. In a few years, there will be a couple of pandas to create excitement.

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Calgary
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love to visit reputable zoos around the world. This is not even close to the top, but in Alberta, this is the best. Animal welfare is paramount, and the Calgary zoo has done an excellent job of refurbishing habitats after the flood. Almost all the enclosures are excellent representations of what they animal would encounter in the wild. They... More 

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