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The Calgary Zoo

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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
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+1 403-232-9300
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful place to go by yourself, with family, friends and especially your grandkids. Picnic or eat there. Never get tired of going, the animals can be very entertaining.

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Olds, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to go by yourself, with family, friends and especially your grandkids. Picnic or eat there. Never get tired of going, the animals can be very entertaining.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

May 13 year old found the zoo to be fantastic. She would go early and sit and read at the rhino exhibit. Would definitely recommend the zoo as a family outing for any age.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall impression...Meh....from the forced $10 parking which you need exact change (coins only) and our credit card would not work because its issued in another country to the over priced entrance fee its not an attraction I would go out of my way to visit again. DO NOT GO IF YOU HAVE ANYONE IN A WHEELCHAIR!!! Too many hills if... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to the Zoo many times. I went with my mom, dad and sister when I was 12 and then again when I was a grandmother with my granddaughter. I have also been there since with visiting teenage Korean girls who loved it. It is a fantastic Zoo and one of the best that I have seen is the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see, clean, well laid out, children love it, and lots of good conservation activity going on behind the scenes, one of the best in North America

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our son and new daughter in law held their wedding at the zoo. The zoo has great facility for this. The zoo has a wedding planner so they take care of everything. The food was fantastic, everything from appies to dinner and snack later. We brought the cake early and we were allowed to put it into their coolers. After... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Calgary zoo is where you can see caged wild animals. You can sit and watch the penguins there are very interesting to watch. they have a lot different animals from all over the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best Zoo lights that we have attended. The kids had so much fun they didn't want to leave( we were their for 2 hrs.) There was something for every age group!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The animals, flirtation and fauna, birds, etc. are terrific, wonderful place to spend a day and have lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite zoo by far. A little of everything here to see. You can spend a day or just a few hours and you will get your money worth.

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