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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Address: 894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone Number: +1 559-498-5910
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The new ChaffeZoo

Now a beautiful zoo in comparison to the past. These past few years have been good to the Chaffee Zoo. All the numerous upgrades to the zoo are wonderful. The new safari area at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now a beautiful zoo in comparison to the past. These past few years have been good to the Chaffee Zoo. All the numerous upgrades to the zoo are wonderful. The new safari area at the zoo is the best addition that I can recall along with the sea lion cove. Wonderful additions to the park that should not be missed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo is a wonderful place for the family, animals seemed to be well cared for and some interactive. Was there for the Boo Zoo which was perfect for the occasion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to the zoo based on other reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Even though some of the animals were not out due to the cold, there was still plenty to see. The zoo is very clean and the walking path is very nice. The African Exhibit was probably the best for us and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun. Safari has an amazing view from the cafe. Liked the fact they had vegetarian options. (My guests were vegetarian) beautiful n quiet atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit since they opened the Africa part. It is really a great addition especially to see the animals not being caged. A fall visit is better due to the Fresno heat. My favorite place to visit is the apes/monkeys. We really enjoy visiting at Christmas when they have the light displays. Only drawback is there are not to many... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The local zoo has greatly improved its viewing ie; the new safari park is awesome..it competes with the best zoos in California. You can now feed the giraffe @ eye level!! The grounds are very clean and the staff as well as the other people are very helpful. Great stop!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on my way early from LA to visit Yosemite. I pulled into Fresno right at 9am. Since the zoo was just opening I figured if it wasn't to expensive I would like to see it. Here is the break down. 5$ to park inside the zoo (however if you really wanted you could park in fresno and walk... More 

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Ikoma, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is constantly changing and includes many new exhibits and animals. The Zoo has become world class in the exhibits. The new African Exhibit feels like you are on Safari in Africa. The recent Red Wolf breeding program has produced several new wolf cubs. Recently a new lion cub was born at the Zoo. The animal handlers... More 

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been in operations since the 1960's. I remember this zoo the elephants, as the largest animal, and all the way down to the smallest fly display in Central California.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A great place for wild life. This Zoo puts forth a lot of effort toward the animal's comfort and provides an environment as close as possible to nature.

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