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“Walk with the Penquins!!”
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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“Walk with the Penquins!!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Calgary Zoo is one of or the largest Zoo is western Canada... The Penguin walk is a sight that will always thrill the young and the old alike any day!! A great way to spend your day!!

Visited February 2013
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“A Calgary Gem”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I confess to having a zoo membership the the last couple of years. I love to visit for a few hours every couple of weeks and enjoy both people and animal watching. From big cats (I love the graceful, beautiful snow leopards) to little meerkat sentinals, there is always something fasinating to see.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

As far as Canadian zoos go this one is excellent, many food/drink options. Spacious paved paths (perfect for buggys) a decent amount of information and plenty of different animals to see. I have been there numerous times and look forward to going back. Nice location to as its quite central Calgary it doesn't take ages to get to!

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Montreal, Canada
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“Perfect day out.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Not often you´ll hear me say perfect day out with the kids, but this place is fantastic. Very well organised and well laid out. Easy to navigate and lots of places to stop for a drink or snack. Great looking animals and they all looked well cared for in clean compounds. Educational talks were a nice addition. Kids loved every minute.

Visited December 2012
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“Great zoo”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent 4 hours with our friends there during a visit to Calgary. Some animals weren't out due to weather and winter but we sure saw a lot and enjoyed the walk. It is a great zoo. The penguin exhibit is amazing. I could have stayed in there for hours. We saw staff at several exhibits who were very friendly and knowledgable. The animals appeared very well kept and cared for. The habitats were large and clean and appeared well appointed. Definitely would go again.

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