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Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien

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Address: 2230 Boulevard Du Jardin, Saint-Felicien, Quebec G8K 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-679-0543
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The Zoo sauvage of St-Felicien invites you to come live an unforgettable...

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).

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Such a great surprise

I have never been keen on zoos, sometimes the animals seem so imprisoned. I was therefore really impressed by this zoo, and our visit there was a pleasure. We took the "train... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been keen on zoos, sometimes the animals seem so imprisoned. I was therefore really impressed by this zoo, and our visit there was a pleasure. We took the "train" around the boreal forest where there are animals in their natural habitat roaming, seemingly free. Although the commentary was completely in French, we were able to follow the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were doing a road trip in Canada and were a little bit late at the zoo. We were not aware of that the train is an important part of the zoo. So do not forget the train. It is a kind of Jurassic Park idea with wild animals free. It is so great! Very friendly nice employee of zoo... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

We are pleased that you liked our Zoo, closer to a Park than any typical Zoo. We want animals to be observe in natural environment with large habitats. You might think that the wolverine could jump over to the bordwalk but I assure you that it is not the case. Wolverines are good to climb but not at jumping over.... More 

Buriram, Thailand
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We spend all day there.,the trolley tour was fun we see a lot of bears,wapitis,buffalos...Musk beefs,mooses,deers... The polar bears seem to be boring,in their small location..... Overall we enjoyed it and would recommend a visit.....

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you visit. To reassure you, I can tell you that we have staff that train the bears and enrich their environment in order to stimulate physically and mentally the animals. If you go on our Facebook page, you’ll see many polar bears videos of them. Also, we are working on a new habitat for them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Don't miss it at all. The experience has no price! I spent hours looking at the polar bear and i would like to repeat again and again the tour in the train. Watching the bears walking free near to you is amazing.

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1 Thank wolf-7265
Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your enthusiasm. We are working on a new Polar bears habitat for a near future. Another visit will be worth while. More 

Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You can visit this amazing park by train and meet bears, mooses and deer etc. The zoo is amazing too because animals have big spaces and you can enter in a little farm and sometimes, during the day, you can learn something about animals thank to the park guides. 3d movie is funny! Chipmunk in the picnic area are friendly.

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoy the big and natural habitats for the animals and the dedication of our educational staff. Thank you for your visit and follow us on Facebook/zoosauvage de St-Felicien. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about zoos. Usually when I visit, I feel sorry for the animals who are trapped in tiny cages. But, at Zoo Sauvage, the animals live in huge enclosures where they are free to wander and hide and behave more naturally. This means that visitors are not as close to animals as at other zoos, but this... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this nice comment. You understood what is our philosophy : the well being of our animals in natural and large habitats where visitors can observe natural behaviours. And we are working in the same directions for new habitats in a near future. More 

Jonquiere, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this zoo in August 2016 with two young children (2 and 6). We all loved it! It's a great selection of local animals, and we truly felt like we walked through their natural habitats. The train through the nature trail feels like an African Game drive. We saw lots of black bears and deer upclose. The zoo is... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful Zoo and our dedicated staff. Indeed, we want the animals and humans to feel in natural surroundings. Thank you for your visit and follow us on Facebook/zoosauvage de St-Felicien. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I am not a big fan of zoos, but this one is really worth a visit, in particular the 1 hour train tour (which is included in the entrance fee). To beat the waiting line, we went during lunch time and we only had to wait 15 minutes. We saw bear cubs, deers and buffaloes. They all live in a... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. This is why we want to be a different Zoo, like no others, with the well-being of our animals in mind. And your comment is our reward. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I decided to turn up early for a visit to this zoo, along with everyone else. It took almost 20 minutes to buy tickets and then another 15 to line up for the little "train" that meanders around the larger fenced-off area that dominates the zoo. From then on it was all good: on the hour-long trip... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It’s the busiest time of the year for us, but when you are on site, because it’s a very large Zoo, you do not feel like it’s crowed. We have 7 trains, that can accomodate 96 people each, that run all day in the Nature trail Park. This way, the wait it not very long.... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I bought that season passport for our family because it really was about the same as buying one days worth of tickets. Not sure if it was a promotion and is kind of hard to find on the website and I think only in French but totally worth it. This is one of the best zoos we have been to... More 

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Marie-Helene_Zoo, Responsable relations clients at Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. The staff is truly passionate about the Zoo and proud of it. Your’re right, we are in a French community, but every one does its best (some better than others!) to answer the visitors. It’s part of the charm of visiting the province of Quebec. The passport is sold for the people... More 

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