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Address: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Running
Description: A riverside loop that passes the Edmonton Zoo.

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This is a very small zoo. However, the entrance way has been redone very well. The price is too high for what you get. Very small and animals in less than ideal conditions. That... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very small zoo. However, the entrance way has been redone very well. The price is too high for what you get. Very small and animals in less than ideal conditions. That poor elephant, Lucy, has the worst possible enclosure - all concrete and steel. She has to live in there for months on end during the winter.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

All the renos they did were very disappointing. Nothing exciting or really new. The exciting part for my 5 year old was seeing elephant Lucy walking around. We walked pasted her 2 times and the staff totally ignored her. What and exciting great experience but not even a hello. None of the staff was friendly and us as adults were... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

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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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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31 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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Edmonton
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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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