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Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien
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Owner description: The Zoo sauvage of St-Felicien invites you to come live an unforgettable experience among the Borealie species. Come witness the proximity of almost 1000 live animals in natural wide open spaces. Get on board our caged train to discover the splendour of the Nature trail Park. Continue the adventure by walking along our pedestrian section accessible to the entire family. Meet with Gobi, our Bactrian camel, observe the animals' snacktimes, enjoy our differents activities. One of the 10 most beautiful zoos in the world according to lexpress (France).
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had been told by family about this zoo. I was skeptical, because animals are generally poorly treated in zoos. But this one is on the same level as the San Diego Zoo & San DIego Wild Animal Park. They say to allow 5 hours and it really takes a minimum of 5 hours to do this zoo justice. They only have animals who come from the same climate. The animals are not in cages, but very large enclosures resembling their natural habitat. There is a 1 hour train ride which is a wonderful climax of the day, in which we can see animals such as water buffalo, bison, bears & caribou roaming in the wild. A memorable experience

3  Thank icjg
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

During our visit to La Tuque we drove 1-1/2 hrs to the largest zoo in North America. This zoo really takes care of the animals well being and keeps only animals that are happy in Canada's cold weather. Their habitat is wild and vast except for the polar bears and the grizzly bears. They even take in orphan moose from the surrounding forests. So it is a nice visit on the surface everything looks good, I'm sure the animals would be happier in the wild but they are better off there than at other zoos I a have visited.

3  Thank Monique G
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had visited this place many years ago and had decided to go back there. When we arrived the parking was nearly full and we were far from the entrance. There were no shuttles and we had to walk in the hot sun to see that there were four parked at the entrance.. As we could not buy our thickets on internet we had to wait to buy them. The first attraction is the train where you are in a cage and the animals are free. People love that. For the rest you have to walk. It is a little hard if you are not young anymore.

2  Thank papoutte
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We found the Zoo to exceed our expectations. While the front part is the standard zoo with a nice selection of animals (eagles, camels, tigers, monkeys, bears, beaver...), those still are in "small" enclosures. The best part is to take the "train" ride which brings you to an area where the animals can roam more freely and you can see them in a "natural habitat" (wapitis, moose, buffalos, wolves...). Good for kids that may have never seen those species.

What I liked is that it is a non-profit and that excess revenues are ploughed back in the zoo.

Thank Beluga58
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The kids loved the little farm part because of its hands on approch. Even though there was alot of visitors we never felt stressed or overwelmed

Thank Carole_Dan2013
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