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“Zoolights not again”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
Ranked #5 of 294 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild. NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas!
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“Zoolights not again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Went to the zoolights with my kids and found that it was overpriced (once inside paid for a merry go round) and the cost of food was expensive. The weather was cooler and for little ones the lights were brilliant for about 5 minutes and then they wanted to leave. Found that there were areas on pathways that needed lights (funny enough) but none. Wasn't much to offer to warm up beside the bathroom and store. The pointsettia area was beautiful but again only for a few minutes. Have gone to the zoo in the summer and it is fabulous. Definately will wait until summer next time and watch the christmas lights around town.

Visited December 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“animals in a nice setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

I've been to many zoos and I still like our Calgary zoo. It has that small time feeling in a nicely laid out setting. We always took our kids to the petting zoo when they were little ...its a nice place for a family day with kids of all ages and those of us going thru our second childhood.

Visited January 2012
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“Like the Telus Spark its too much money.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Too expensive, too expensive, too expensive. And now you have to pay to park. It's good to do once in the summer on a really nice day.

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“Great zoo!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a fantastic zoo with so many different animal species!. For the most part the enclosures are very nice with plenty of space and enrichment for the animals.

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“World Class Zoo, Well worth your time and Money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is one of my favourite places to go in Calgary. We have had annual passes for a number of years and never get tired of visiting. There is always something new to see, do, and learn. Be prepared to spend all day there if you want to see the entire thing.

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