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“Zootastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada (Southeast Calgary)
403-232-9300
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Ranked #6 of 171 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Zootastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I and my husband our in our late 20's, and we felt like we were kids again when we visited the zoo. It's one must-see in Calgary. The animals were all visible. The adventure and feeling of going from one continet to another to see the kinds of usual animal in such continent is so much fun, worth the dollars!

Tip: take the LRT, parking is paid, but the LRT was so convenient. There's a specific Calgary Zoo station.

Visited June 2013
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“The Penquin Plunge is AWESOME!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Its been years (nearly twenty) since I've been back to the Calgary Zoo, and I was not disappointed. My family and I visited the zoo to celebrate a birthday, and enjoy lunch on the grounds.

It was a great day (weather worked in our favour) and it was nice to revisit an attraction from my childhood.

The new Penguin Plunge exhibit alone is worth the visit, and our timing was wonderful to catch a lot of the feedings throughout the park - I recommend a visit by all.

Food is a little expensive (water too), so packed lunches, snacks and beverages are a good idea.

Visited June 2013
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

You should spend a day in here. Kids would love it! Really big and organized. There is also a short program about elephant, we thought elephant would show some tricks but it is more about how the zoo get the elephant, how to take care and what could they do. The place is vast and spacious!

Penguin exhibit is a long queue but they are so cute.

It's so difficult to find the a parking spot.

Visited August 2012
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Calgary
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“Keeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We are annual pass holders and the Zoo gets better with every year. Great for families living in Calgary and for visitors from anywhere. Very family friendly facilities and food options for those with dietary restrictions in the main cafe.

Visited May 2013
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“Always a good time for the family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Newer Penguin exhibit is great. African Savanna with hippos and giraffes, meerkats up close. African Rainforest with gorillas and colobus monkeys and more up close. All around great time.

Visited May 2013
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