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Visit the Zoo

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #109 of 144 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Trails
Activities: Running
Description: A riverside loop that passes the Edmonton Zoo.
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Red Deer, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
37 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This place is pathetic. One of the worst zoos I've ever seen. The exhibits are horrible. I feel sorry for the animals. The place has barely changed in 30 years. Compared to Calgary or almost any other city zoo, it's an embarassment to the people and the city of Edmonton.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Run down, filthy..most attractions you couldn't see...habits for the animals were appaling..looks like they are updating...should close it and refurbish old habits and clean it up a lot...waste of money and time...thoroughly disappointed...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The zoo has a combination of rare and common animals. Surprisingly No Moose,Polar Bear,lions,giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and at the same time it has RedPanda,wolfs,a good collection of owls,Lemurs and reindeer.

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Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

it has been a long time since visiting, it is both great and sad place to visit. people feel that it is wrong to cage any animal, but without zoo's protecting and breeding programs these animals will be extinct.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I`ve been to lots of zoos, even Edmonton years ago and then recently after all those years. I even donated a bird to there once many years ago. It`s one big depressing wake-up call, the Edmonton Zoo. Yes, Lucy was out walking about, feel sorry for her ( age-wise and with arthritiis, yes) but what animals that came out looked... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Edmonton zoo is cute and sad all at the same time and world famous because all these celebs including Bob Barker (spay and neuter you pets) wants to save Lucy the Elephant! That's about the only reason to go and even then, you'll probably see her pound her head agains the huge metal doors and it will tear your... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very basic zoo; not a lot of selection of animals; the zoo needs updating and more things to make it more attractive to people to visit.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The zoo has been building and adding for a few years now, it's been that long since I had been. We went with our kids a couple weeks ago and were surprised by how nice it is now. It's a relativly small zoo and it can be done in a half a day. Good programs and definatly moving towards being... More

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Beaumont, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

It has good parking and nice upgrades .The animals are always visable and I especially love lucy the elephant the staff at the zoo are so good with her she seems to love them ,they are so gental and kind to her.We love the train ride and the minuture cattle are really cute .There is lots of animals for the... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

It was good. My little girl had fun especially watching the elephant they had out of the enclosure walking around. She was quite excited about that.

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