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“Don't miss the zoo”
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
Ranked #6 of 307 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a wonderful attraction. I hadn't been to the Calgary Zoo since the prehistoric exhibit was under construction so there were many new things to see. The penguins are new and since we arrived early the line up was minimal. I attended with our grandchildren. Food is pricey as it always is at these kinds of attractions. Chicken finger meal with drinks for 4 was almost $40 but our meals were very good. I thought the ticket price for the carousel could be reduced as a $3 ride lasted less than 2 minutes, If you go to the zoo often buy a pass as it will be paid for on your third visit and parking is included.

1  Thank Grammy929
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This zoo is fantastic in that you can really see the animals up close. Great place to take small children and they have a lovely play area for children of all ages.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Our grandchildren were visiting us in Calgary and we decided to take them to the zoo. Admission prices are high and for our group (2 seniors, 1 adult, one 3 year and one 1 year old) cost over $80, including parking (which used to be free). For lower income families with several kids I think the prices are way too high.
We arrived around lunch time and had something to eat in one of the restaurants in the zoo. The food was awful and also overpriced.
The zoo itself is fairly good although a good number of the compounds were empty or else 'under restoration'. Some of the attractions were also closed.
The zoo is supposed to be upgraded and enlarged so it will hopefully improve in the future but at the moment it's just OK.

1  Thank 66scottie
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Animals are well taken care of, zookeepers are proud of their sections. Lots of palces to relax - a must do when visiting

1  Thank Leonie C
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

You can see the zoo cares about their animals, providing them with a good sized space, play things, etc.

1  Thank Sake22
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