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The Calgary Zoo, Calgary

#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Alberta
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • We have to drive 12 hrs just to see the penguins. This is our second visit. Last was May 2019. The rate this winter is cheaper not sure if because of covid restrictions or the rates really do change....  more »
  • Great Zoo Lights & displays however, social distancing was impossible even though there were markersDisappointed on the ground and some people were not following the directional arrows. We booked our....  more »
  • A good variety of animals. Animals are not far from each other, so you don't have to walk a long distance to see one animal. You can tell the animals and the zoo are taken good care of. There are quite a few staff and volunteers taking care of different animals when we went. All the animals were very clean too! It's a great zoo that people have put their heart to maintain. Highly recommend.
  • I went to the zoo on one of the coldest days this winter. The upside was that it was nearly empty (saw maybe a dozen other guests the entire time), so there was no issue in getting around and seeing the animals. But with it being winter not all of the animals were out (understandably), but I was disappointed that there were not exhibits for the animals to be viewed during the winter months, so I missed out on seeing more than I anticipated had I gone in the summer time. Still, a beautiful zoo with lots to see and well cared for animals.
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