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The Calgary Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Southeast Calgary
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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination...

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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We're always a fan of zoos and this one did not disappoint! We loved the penguin exhibit! However, we did not find the elephants! They were doing a lot of work around the grounds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We're always a fan of zoos and this one did not disappoint! We loved the penguin exhibit! However, we did not find the elephants! They were doing a lot of work around the grounds. All in all it was a great trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Fun day out and good value for money - look out for money off tokens in the magazines in your hotel. Spent a good 3hours here, looking at all the animals. There are many good enclosures that you can walk through, a good example of this was the penguins! Good fun for all ages!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Service is great and the food fantastic it is take out or you can sit at their tables outside they have been an icon in Calgary for many years

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

grandkids enjoyed it very much. we found the area to be very clean and well kept up. kids like the live animals but the Dino park was their flavour the park kept them busy for the whole day and still we did not get to see all of it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our daughter loved the place and the scenery; Not sure if they have a rent a stroller for kids it would be great to have one of those.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The penguin building is great. So close you can almost touch them. The zoo is better than before the floods. Well worth the entrance fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

True, the "usual suspects" are on display, but the Penquin display was outstanding, the animals (large and small) from the prairies and mountains of Western Canada were well-featured, and there were even rare Komodo Dragons! We felt that signage was not as well-placed as we would've liked (we had to search for signage at times), but, overall, a well-run operation!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Always something new whenever we go to the Calgary Zoo. From Pandas to Dinasors to the Penguin Exhibit last year. Go there if you have a few hours to spend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Zoo seems to have gone down hill. The enclosures were dirty and smelled bad. Algae was growing in all of the water enclosures and the water looked unpleasant. I am not sure why the zoo has stopped maintaining the enclosures. . . perhaps the money was spent on rehabilitation after the flood? However, they're certainly charging enough to take better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We love the Calgary Zoo, this was actually my daughters second visit there this year! I love those Penguins!

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