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“best of the zoos”
Review of Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 11, 2012

no of animals-park like setting- size of exibits- very clean and easy to get from one exibit to another - very enjoyable to visit

Thank Shirley J
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Love the animals there and that Fresno has a zoo. The only thing I would comment or was disappointed about is the size of the play areas the animals are in. The spaces were small for the giant mammals and they shouldn't be in small tight areas. Maybe Fresno Chaffee Zoo may not have enough funds but why can't they invest in the large wide area or park next to the zoo. That space is about 5 times bigger than the entire area for all the Animals. We already have a large community park- Woodward Park. Not only that, the zoo should have made it more room for the animals to roam and at least portray the animals natural habitat. I see that the elephants are in a tight space when they should have more space to play in, the orangutans have ropes to swing on when they should naturally surrounded by trees, and the bird cage should be be larger so they can freely fly.

2  Thank Mone C
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

A small zoo, Fresno offers a more personal experience than many larger institutions. eepers are always willing to talk and explain the animals . Mae a great break from the heat and dust of the valley.

Thank Frederick i
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I love the care and obvious enjoyment that the staff has toward their animals. The time and effort that goes into the exhibits and the animals really shines through. It's immaculately clean, and super family friendly. Great little zoo.

Thank Angela G
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

It's a wonderful regional zoo for kids! Parking is easy, entrance fees reasonable, lots of interesting animals and birds, nice places to sit in the shade. The new sea lion exhibit is super, with viewing areas above the surface, at waterline, and underwater. Feeding the giraffes leaves, holding up the kids so the giraffe's long tongue laps the leaves out of their hand, delights them. And always the elephants, so grand! It is worth a whole day. And take a few minutes to visit Rotary Playland, just across the parking lot, after the zoo for a ride on the carousel and train.

Thank J Philip H
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