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“Lovely Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo
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$32.36*
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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #7 of 229 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Nelson
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3 reviews
“Lovely Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

What a beautiful Zoo. All the animals looked very well cared for with large enclosures and plenty of room to move around it.
I normally feel sad after visiting a zoo, but was very happy after visiting this one.

Visited May 2014
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Federal Way, WA
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“Don't miss out on the up-close animal encounters!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

The zoo is small enough to stroll through easily but has quite a variety of animals (100+ species), including kangaoos/wallabies freely wandering, giraffe,meerkats, and Tazmanian devils. Upon entering, we were greeted by friendly staff holding a blue-tongued skink lizard and a hedgehog.

The highlight for us is the red panda feeding. While this is a separate fee, the price is well worth the unique experience. Limited to only four visitors, we held and fed two red pandas for about 20 minutes. The animals were very well behaved considering their rather sharp claws and healthy appetites. The two staff members enthusiastically ensured that we learned about these amazing red pandas! They also took photos with my camera while we enjoyed the experience! Cannot thank them enough for their hospitality. Upon departure, we received a certificate as well. Other close encounters are with cheetah, lion, meerkat, and giraffes.

Visited March 2014
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Red Panda Encounter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Half an hour, sitting on a bench, underneath a tree, with just three other participants and a lovely guide to tell you all about these charming little animals. You watch them, watching you, and then as they climb down the tree to help themselves to the fruit you're holding in your hand. You can even stroke them! The best Christmas present ever.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Red pandas are a MUST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is more of a review for the Red Panda experience. As far as the whole zoo goes, it's a good enough zoo, nothing too outstanding compared to usual zoos, but nothing bad either. You get the open enclosure with the roaming Kangaroos, Kiwis, tasmanian devils, etc etc, which is all pretty standard for NZ and Australian zoos. But we decided to spend a little bit more to try the Red Panda experience and oh my gosh that was worth everything and more. They were SO cute and friendly and well behaved while we fed them, they just melt your heart. And the staff were very pleasant and friendly too. 5 stars plus!

Visited April 2014
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“Fab day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Loved it the best zoo I think I've seen lots off open space the animals all looked healthy and their enclosures were fab great day out

Visited March 2014
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