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“New baby animals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Metro Richmond Zoo

Metro Richmond Zoo
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Moseley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.
Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“New baby animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This zoo just gets better and better each year. Recently a giraffe was born in front of the public and a few months ago 4 cheetahs were born. The monkeys are always so much fun to watch.

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This zoo is worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It isn't Washington, the Bronx, or Philadelphia, but it is well designed, and there are plenty of animals to see and interact with. My adult son and I went yesterday, and there were lots of families enjoying it, We decided that it was just the right size to be "doable " with kids without over-tiring them - or yourself. We did the sky lift and the tram and found the prices to be reasonable for the experience we had. The concessions are just slightly higher than the "outside" venues...much better than the big amusement parks or the movies. In other words, you won't be wiped out if you take your kids, and they want to munch. It is well maintained, and the animals seem to be well cared for. You can feed many of the animals with food you purchase at admissions. Hand sanitizer is near every feeding area! There is a new baby giraffe, and there are new little cheetahs, too! I found the staff members to be friendly, highly efficient, and helpful. I do agree that it would be a good idea to replace the glass that allows you to peek in the enclosures. One word of advice: pay for the extras at admission. It will save you time and angst if the token machines aren't working properly.

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Perfect Day Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the most delightful little zoo. Privately owned but what a great place. Lots of animals, very well laid out. You can feed the giraffes and they come up close enough that you can actually touch one. Lots of monkeys, lemurs, penguins and more.. A really, really nice place. We will definitely be returning for another visit.

Visited May 2014
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San Francisco, California
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184 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“a little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

fantastic little zoo. both children and adults will like. even a zipline for those adventuresome folks. the zoo is modern where the animals can roam and than the typical old style zoo. we all enjoyed it especially the ability to feed the animals. btw the giraffes are pigs and will eat all your food. wear a hat here in the summer as a lot of the place is open. very small food place for hot dogs but there a a coupla of vending machines scattered around the zoo.

Visited May 2014
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14 reviews
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“Disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Went today with my son, and I have to say I would never go back. Enclosures are small, the glass to look through is dirty/cloudy, we didn't see a lot of animals. There is nothing exciting and the price was too high for the quality. ($27 for myself and 2yr. Old) I would pay double that to go to a better zoo.

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