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“Worst place I have ever been!!!”

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
Ranked #48 of 257 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Reptiles For Kids! Since 1995, we have been offering one of Canada's most fun and interactive approaches to eco education and zoology. The reptile zoo has the largest and most diverse animal education outreach program in Canada and has trained zookeepers and zoo facilities on site and off site since its inception. Our facility is one of a kind in the Ottawa area, and offers a series of dynamicschool and daycare programs, children's birthday parties, and hosting and bookings forcorporate events and fair exhibition tours across Canada for more than 15 years.
Orillia, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worst place I have ever been!!!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This by far is one of the worst places I have ever been and to top things off my car was broken into well visiting this sideshow!!! The staff were ignorant and seemed to lack common knowlage of the animals on hand and everything seemed staged and fake... Please save your money and support and visit a CAZA accredited zoo where the animals matter over profit!!!

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Educational”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

You get to learn about reptiles and other animals - The shows are well worth the wait - great staff also

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Thank bluegazou
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ottawa
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Place; Excellent Service to Nature!!!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

I just had my second visit to Little Ray's on Sunday, 2 June. There are so many special animals to see that we have to constantly remind ourselves that this place started out as an animal rescue! Even today, about 80% of the animals are a result of rescue.

Aside from being an affordable, interesting and thoroughly entertaining place to visit, Little Ray's also provides a great service to the community by encouraging children to learn about nature. They travel to fairs and exhibitions around Ontario and beyond - I have even seen a Little Ray's 'travelling road show' at the Truro Exhibition in Nova Scotia!!

"Fun for the whole" family may be a little cliché, but this place truly is; if you have not yet been, do yourself (and your little ones if you've got them!) a favour and visit soon.

Visited June 2013
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Thank scott w
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Gatineau, Canada
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Reptile heaven”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Fairly large collection of reptiles. Very clean. Exhibits are arranged well,so that small children can see with little difficulty.Bathrooms could be a little cleaner.
Live informative shows with some of the reptiles very interesting and informative for both adults and children.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Czarina T
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Quebec City, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you like reptiles of all kinds, you'll love this place!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were on vacation in Ottawa for a few days and opted to find little things to do around while relaxing. Seeing how I love anything that has to do with animals (did a trainer for a day in Orlando with Gators!) I wanted to explore this little place.

It takes about 60 minutes to visit, no more time than that. If you are lucky, you get to have a special presentation of seeing 3 species and get interaction with it while learning more abou thte creature.

While we were there, we got to hold a tarantula, pet a small (30-40 cm long) alligator, and touch a very long boa (2 meters). It was nice to see the expression on the faces of people and my best friend. I had a blast holding the tarantule, it is actually weightless and soft!

You hvae several amphibians (frogs, small snakes, etc) caiman, yellow and green python, tortoises, lynx, bald eagle, night owl, other types of snakes and alligators.

It is a nice place to visit and stop by for only 10$.

Visited May 2013
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