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“If you like private zoos, this is a must.”
Review of Bowmanville Zoo - CLOSED

Bowmanville Zoo
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Owner description: Bowmanville Zoo has over 300 creatures including many famous animal celebrities. Visit them amidst 42 scenic acres of untamed, natural parkland. Bowmanville Zoo is Canada's oldest privately owned zoo. We're almost 100 years old. Here we're dedicated to the protection and conservation of endangered species.
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Perfect size for kids to walk around, The animal show is a must see and is including in your administion . You can purchase food to feed the animals. You may bring in snacks. Best to go right when they open, as parking is limited. Often has administion coupons.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Have visited twice with young children. Great local zoo, has rides and shows, and is reasonably priced with a coupon.

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I've been going to the Bowmanville Zoo for over 20 years now and still enjoy it but now I'm taking my own kids. A nice outing for the family but beware the deer in the back field if they are hungry and you have food. A little intimidating for younger kids. I especially like it in the spring when there are baby goats in the pen just past the bridge. The restaurant is certainly not the highlight of the trip so be sure to bring your own lunch and make a picnic out of it. Its more casual and relaxed and you can get closer to the animals than you can at the Toronto Zoo.

1  Thank Wildinca
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

A great little zoo that a lot of people do not know about. I would recommend taking the family.

1  Thank Caltek
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Well run with a lot of interesting animals. Clean. Great day out with the kids.

2  Thank sunblock30
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