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The Papanack Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Animal kingdom

Fun to have a zoo in our region. The place needs improvement. It looks old, poor and doesn't look... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Rockland, Canada
Entertaining Animal Feeding

This is a fun place to bring children of all ages, although a little muddy underfoot in several... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
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150 County Road 19, Wendover, Ontario K0A 3K0, Canada
+1 613-673-7275
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a fun place to bring children of all ages, although a little muddy underfoot in several areas (even during the scorching heat during this month). It is a deceptively large place with a wide variety of animals and enclosures. Most of the animals...More

Thank PackHorseUk
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We did not expect much from this place and we do not support those kind of establishment but because it was local we decided to give it a try. Perhaps the worst zoo ever. Animals have very small enclosures, I wished I had bring my...More

3  Thank N3726UFsteves
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Zoo is great day out with young kids. We like coming to the zoo every time we come to Ottawa. Animals look well taken care of and will be coming back.

Thank Jason E
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Staff were rude , place is unkept , dirty. Animals do not look well taken care of. I DO NOT RECOMMEND

3  Thank Kerry A
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.

4  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

2  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 benp74
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