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“Great time had by all!”
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
Ranked #6 of 301 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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Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great time had by all!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

What a great experience! We have been to the zoo several times while visiting Calgary. Family and friends have joined us and all of us have had a great time. Check it out!

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Get a Pass”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Worth the annual membership. Great place to go with the kids or by yourself. Lots of areas for quiet sitting if you just want to get away (found a gazebo to nurse my baby off the main path by the butterflies, it was so peaceful).

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Penguins and butterflys”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Needed a quiet day before flying out for the Big Apple. We had a very pleasant day at this zoo, delightful. The Penguin splash pool and the butterfly enclosure were breathtaking. The staff around the zoo were also very pleasant and helpful.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jane D
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Drumheller, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Zoo experience”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This zoo is more about viewing the animals in their natural habitat than bars. A lot of thought and planning has gone into the safety and happiness of the animals first and people second, as it should be in a zoo..

Visited October 2011
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Norfolk
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34 reviews
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“Went to see Canadian wildlife”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Spent time here before going on the Rocky Mountaineer so that we would see bears and bisons in Canada. A large well appointed zoo. Some enclosures could be bigger. Being the third week-end in September many outlets closed and being a very warm day lots of people at the zoo so had to wait for service - Butterfly house was great. Liked the native animals.

Visited September 2012
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