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The Papanack Zoo

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150 County Road 19, Wendover, Ontario K0A 3K0, Canada
+1 613-673-7275
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Not an impressive zoo on it's own, rather shabby and small, and I've heard far, far too many bad... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Meaghan P
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What an amazing day we had at the Papanak Zoo in Wendover. The staff were so helpful and... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Sheila M
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150 County Road 19, Wendover, Ontario K0A 3K0, Canada
+1 613-673-7275
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Not an impressive zoo on it's own, rather shabby and small, and I've heard far, far too many bad things about it to be able to excuse it.

1  Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day we had at the Papanak Zoo in Wendover. The staff were so helpful and informative when it came to information about the zoo and all the animals. We loved the personal interaction that we were able to have with the animals....More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Its a small zoo so you get to see the animals closer. It was a different zoo experience. If you're close to the are it's worth checking out. It was also very affordable. You can bring your own picnik inside. I think they treat the...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Three of us went in July to visit on the way back to Ottawa from Hawkesbury. The animals' living spaces are too small, the animals look neglected and some even look like they know they are emprisonned. I don't have a clue why they haven't...More

Thank Francine C
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Fun to have a zoo in our region. The place needs improvement. It looks old, poor and doesn't look inviting. The place needs to be refreshed. Love to see different animal not far from home. Went ounce and will not return soon. It needs more...More

Thank gdcorbeil
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We just visited the Papanack zoo yesterday. While we have been in the area for 16 years it was our first and won't be our last. While the landscape needs improvement the new management are doing an excellent job at managing with their resource available....More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We were at the Zoo 5 years ago and back then we were never to go back. Wanted to give it a second shot with the new administration. I am convinced that the workers do there best to keep,this place alive, but honestly it should...More

6  Thank medic851
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

The zoo staff is super nice and friendly! The zoo is well taken care of and the animals are from bunnies to lions so lots to see. If you are going though think about bringing water boots if it had rained a lot because I...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed July 4, 2017

I've lived in the area my whole life so I have been to Papanack many times since it opened. A few years ago there was a change of ownership and they have done nothing but improvements to the park for all of the animals' well...More

3  Thank Steph L
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Went there with three seniors, a 4 year old, a new born and two adults. Easy to get there from Ottawa. Had read the negative reviews but decided to take a chance. Overall, it was a great half day. Got there around 10:30 and left...More

3  Thank koss123
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