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“Great for all ages”
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
Ranked #6 of 301 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild. NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas!
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Calgary Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great for all ages”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Wide variety of animals, great exhibits (both animal and botanical), new penguin exhibit is really neat - had a 45 minute line up to get in but it had just opened. The line up was worth the wait. Variety of food available and reasonably priced. Coupons for admission have been available on Travel Alberta website.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The zoo is really nice. They now have penguins, which are adorable and always really active and playful. They also have new tiger cubs (I think they are tigers they might be another type of cat, they are not out for viewing yet but should be soon and based on the news videos they look ADORABLE!!!)

Visited April 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Oh it was so worth the wait....”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

To see the new penguin exhibit. It is very well done and you are SO close to them. They even pop out of the pen occasionally! We went early and the line was 1 hour to wait at 10:15...but worth it.

Visited March 2012
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Calgary
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic and getting better.”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

You won't be disappointed spending a day at the Calgary Zoo. The zoo has made some great additions and improvements over the last few years. Check out the brand new penguin exhibit but go early - it's very popular!

Visited February 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

It was fantastic, a lot of people, very busy, but great fun!

Visited March 2012
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