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The Calgary Zoo, Calgary

4.4
#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Alberta
Learn more about endangered wildlife at The Calgary Zoo, housing over 1,000 animals in enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitats. In addition to representing and conserving more than 100 different species, the zoo features a large botanical garden with changing displays of common garden flowers and tropical plants. Onsite picnic areas provide plenty of green space to relax, while a prehistoric park with life-sized dinosaur replicas ensures additional entertainment for families with little kids. Special programs include behind-the-scenes tours and keeper-for-a-day experiences. Visit the website to purchase tickets and find a printable hi-res map. To visit The Calgary Zoo on your holiday in Calgary, and find out what else Calgary has to offer, use our Calgary.
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  • Having been to quite a few other zoos in similar sized cities, this one was just average. The zoo just has a been there, done that feel to it and wasn't worth the cost of parking and admission price.  more »
  • We visit the zoo later in the afternoon soon we shouldn't miss the Christmas lights in the evening. I liked the zoo part a lot and the animals seemed happy and satisfied. The Christmas lights were...  more »
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  • Awesome zoo! Love that they have little information sessions and training viewing for the public too. They use only positive reinforcement and you get a sneak peak into the lives of the zoo keepers and animals. Penguins, red pandas, lemurs are all adorable and you can get pretty close to the animals too (without disturbing them too much of course). Buy tickets online in advance to save a few bucks and the train comes directly here too!
  • This Zoo is very nice. I have been to two zoos in Canada - Greater Vancouver Zoo and Calgary Zoo. I liked Calgary zoo better. All the people working here care about the animals. I visited here with my baby nephew and he enjoyed the so much. Great place spend time, especially when the whether is nice. It is a huge place and you need some time to see them all.
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