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

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Nice getaway, good for family. Seriously needs renovation. I believe animals need of constant care,and more space the the birds, tigers and elephant, The coffee shop was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed visoting the zoo in Septmeber even though it was rainy and cold. I feel sorry for the animals but it is something to do. We went to the Festival of Lights in December and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Sesssyb
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice getaway, good for family. Seriously needs renovation. I believe animals need of constant care,and more space the the birds, tigers and elephant, The coffee shop was expensive . Probably won't visit again sorry

Thank Sandra0285
Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 

1 Thank peonygarden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank TellingwhatIthink
Red Deer, Canada
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217 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 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.

5 Thank BrWayne
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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...

6 Thank uncommongal
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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172 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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.

3 Thank ArunLoyalka
Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

Thank gjs4446
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank savemelord
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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 

2 Thank LedZed

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