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“Best Zoo Ever!”
Review of The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo
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US$16,40*
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Calgary Zoo Admission Ticket
Ranked #16 of 322 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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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a full day adventure. We lived in Calgary years ago and enjoyed the zoo when our kids were little. We recently returned with our grand daughter and the zoo still is just as great. The panda's have returned for 5 years. The North American exhibit is really really good. Our grand daughter LOVED the dinosaur park.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to many zoos in my travels....but this was spectacular. It is very easy to navigate through the different exhibits. Paths are clearly marked. There are artistic statuary throughout the park. Parking is easy, there is a fee. Entry is $10.00 Canadian dollars per person. All the above can be accomplished automatically via kiosks. The new Panda exhibit is wonderful....pandas look well and content. The penguin exhibit, near the entrance, is a must. It was very crowded especially with small walk areas and people pushing the biggest strollers and wagons I have ever seen. Throughout the park are play areas for kids. So if you have little it’s a perfect place to let off steam. You will have a very enjoyable experience. Did I mention...clean. Entire Zoo was immaculate.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Calgary Zoo is mostly a research center, a beautiful urban park confined by river bends. The animals are mostly in "habitats" instead of caged areas ore fenced, except for large felines. The Penguin March is famous, they promenade Imperial Penguins through a pedestrian street in the zoo. The trees and vegetation is lovely. I recumbent you access their web page to see their programs and have an idea of the zoo.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

It was a very hot day so a lot of the animals were sleeping because of the heat. I would recommend later in the day or early morning to see the animals. We loved the panda bears although they slept the whole time but they were right by the glass. I see that they are doing renovations so maybe some of the animals were moved. The grizzly bears are impressive as well as the hippos and giraffes. Most children would love a zoo but keep in find all of the food stalls are very expensive . There is a large parking lot and it cost $10.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable day at Calgary Zoo especially the butterfly conservatory and pandas. It was busy but still got a good opportunity to see the animals. Some were hidden away so couldn't see and would have expected a few more varieties of species for a zoo of its size. But overall a great day.

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