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The Calgary Zoo

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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 14032329300
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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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Always a good time at the zoo!

The Calgary zoo never disappoints. Unless you go in the height of summer, chances are you will see almost all of the animals, most of which seeming active, happy and engaged. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Barrington Passage,NS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have to say I was a little disappointed in the Zoo. Seems to be more eating places than there was animals. Have to say watching the Hippos swim was neat

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Calgary zoo never disappoints. Unless you go in the height of summer, chances are you will see almost all of the animals, most of which seeming active, happy and engaged. They all seem well cared for with tidy and large enclosures. I have heard that the Calgary Zoo is integral in some rehabilitation efforts of endangered animals (whooping crane... More 

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Thank Malaya567
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have yearly passes and visit the zoo quite often. This year we decided to try the Illuminasia event and were very impressed. The lanterns are beautiful and the entertainment was great. My 3 and 5 year old loved it!

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Thank Deb D
Beaumont, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a nice day, however, currently there is quite a bit of construction going on which takes away from the experience. But as others have said going back year after year it keeps getting better and better with all the projects going on.

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Thank Steven W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in Alberta and have been here many times over the years. Now that I have my own child it was time to visit again. It's still a nice zoo but there were quite a few big attractions missing due to construction (maybe from the flooding in 2013?). Lots of walking between animals, with a 3 year old... More 

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Thank Raymond W
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On September 6, 2016 we visited the Calgary zoo which was beautifully located minutes from the downtown core. The zoo features animals from all over the world and has recovered from the flood of a few years ago. The displays are well spread out with various themes which make it quite interesting . Animals are easy to view and adequate... More 

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Bonnyville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to the zoo here and there every few years, and it's getting better all the time. We could not get the full experience this time as there was a lot of construction going on, but I'm sure it will be even better after they're done remodeling.

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Thank GerryLakeland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for day after finding by one get one half price on tickets. A good size zoo with lots of animals and additional attractions. The weather was great and they were showcasing the lanterns for a light parade which was lovely!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four adults visiting Calgary for the first time and decided to visit the zoo. If you are familiar with the San Diego Zoo this does NOT compare at all. Kids will of course love it, but most of the attractions were undergoing renovations and closed, most animals were inside, but the few we did see were great, the Tigers were... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love what they are doing at the zoo; a lot of construction happening that could be better communicated to visitors. i.e. the inaccessibility to some African animals... like the lions. Morning visits seem to be the best for seeing the animals active.

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