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“Kind of sad.”
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
Ranked #7 of 303 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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Kelowna, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Kind of sad.”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Maybe it is just Calgary at this time of year, but the zoo was dusty and dirty. The constant wind made it even worse. There are some interesting exhibits, but the experience just left me feeling sad for the animals that currently live there.

Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Calgary's excellence extends to it's zoo!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Two wonderful friends and I spent a happy spring day at Calgary Zoo this April. Calgary itself is a progressive, trendy city and the Zoo reflects this. It's a bit pricey compared to some other Canadian city zoos (Calgary $22.50/adult with $7 for parking while Winnipeg is $8.50/adult with free parking), but pack a lunch and enjoy the day! The only thing I was disappointed in was the lack of animals in some areas, including butterflies in the butterfly conservatory. You had to really look for some animals or they were not there at all. But the penguins, red pandas, giraffes, hippos and elephants were exceptional exhibits.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“FUN, Family”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I cant count the times I have been to the Calgary Zoo. Brought out of town family and my children as they grow. Every time I go there is always something new and interesting to see.
LOVE IT

Visited April 2013
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Thank Tina R
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calgary
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Zoo”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Always interesting to got to the Zoo. So many displays and constant changes keep it entertaining. The kids love it .

Visited July 2012
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Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Christmas lights”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great place to take family from out of town! Its always decked out and the kids love it, they have some black tubes they can slide down - ha kids use it even if there is no snow, lol.
Hot chocolate and fires to stop at to warm up if it is real cold great light display and things for the kids

Visited December 2012
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