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Bowmanville Zoo - CLOSED

340 King St E, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K5, Canada
+1 905-623-5655
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Good riddance

Makes me embarrassed to live nearby. An expensive day looking at sad and tired animals. no need to... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
chrismearle
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Bowmanville, Canada
Was a wonderful place for young families , My children loved it and my grandchildren, the baby goats Wow

Always enjoyed our visits, no hassles, just the right size for young children, free parking... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Sheila NDuane W
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
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“animal show” (18 reviews)
“baby goats” (10 reviews)
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340 King St E, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K5, Canada
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+1 905-623-5655
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Makes me embarrassed to live nearby. An expensive day looking at sad and tired animals. no need to avoid it, its closed now.

Thank chrismearle
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Always enjoyed our visits, no hassles, just the right size for young children, free parking, friendly staff, not a lot of walking.

1  Thank Sheila NDuane W
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Sad because owner abused animals And sad because it was a great place to go... The only private zoo anywhere... So sad...

2  Thank Suzanne64Toronto_ON
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This venue needs to be removed from your list. It has been closed since last year. Sadly as it was a very popular place for families to take their children. Although personally I am not in favour of caging animals for people's pleasure

Thank sheilabarnes2016
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this facility has been forced to close as the owners were considered to have been abusing some of the large cats. They are in the process of finding homes for all of their animals.

Thank MelOshawa
Reviewed 16 November 2016

it was always a great zoo just the right size for young families it was originally a gas station and i understand the animals where there to attract customers ..Sad day for Bowmanville that it closed

1  Thank kingpool
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

XBowmanville zoo is closed- forever😩Bowmanville zoo is closed ! Bowmanville zoo is closed ! Bowmanville Zoo is closed after almost 100 years !

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

When our son was very small we frequently visited this little zoo East of Toronto. It was the perfect size for little ones and not too tiring to roam around there for a couple of hours. I cannot comment on the issues there in the...More

Thank surfsunandsea
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the Zoo has permanently closed.We had a wonderful time here.My kids really enjoyed feeding the animals.

Thank conservativecanadian
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have visited this zoo many times over the years and it was always a great experience. However, on my last visit in September it was obvious that it was going to close as it was in decline in terms of cleanliness, repair and the...More

1  Thank vegasguys
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