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“Animal kingdom”
Review of The Papanack Zoo

The Papanack Zoo
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Fun to have a zoo in our region. The place needs improvement. It looks old, poor and doesn't look inviting. The place needs to be refreshed. Love to see different animal not far from home. Went ounce and will not return soon. It needs more familly space, more interraction and more things to do. Adding attractions and spectacles could help the bussiness. Didn't enjoy as is was too fast of a visit and little to do. Needs more intertainment.

Thank gdcorbeil
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We just visited the Papanack zoo yesterday. While we have been in the area for 16 years it was our first and won't be our last. While the landscape needs improvement the new management are doing an excellent job at managing with their resource available. The staff are very friendly which give you an experience that is unique. It feels likes that you have a zoo in your backyard. I recommend this place without hesitation. This is a zoo made by people that love animals.

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We were at the Zoo 5 years ago and back then we were never to go back.
Wanted to give it a second shot with the new administration.
I am convinced that the workers do there best to keep,this place alive, but honestly it should be closed down.
Pathways are nothing but mud, cages are falling apart, there are tons of weeds in many cages, animals look sick, some cages are way to small for the animals. It is just so sad.
We spent 50.00 to get in and stayed for 90 minutes.

You want an excellent wilderness experience, go to Omega park in Montebello, Quebec

8  Thank medic851
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

The zoo staff is super nice and friendly! The zoo is well taken care of and the animals are from bunnies to lions so lots to see. If you are going though think about bringing water boots if it had rained a lot because I forgot and lots of puddles and mud was on the paths (we have a lot of rain this year so the land has a hard time draining) The kids loved there experience and we will be back soon for a second visit this year as it's an easy drive from Ormstown to get there!

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

I've lived in the area my whole life so I have been to Papanack many times since it opened. A few years ago there was a change of ownership and they have done nothing but improvements to the park for all of the animals' well being. We enjoyed visiting before but there were some enclosure updating and animal enrichment that needed to be done. It is such a great learning experience for families where children can see and learn about the animals in a natural setting unlike a commercial zoo. Also none of the animals are taken from the wild, there are many rescues! Such a wonderful place and the new owners have been working so hard to make great improvements to an already great park.

3  Thank Steph L
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