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The Calgary Zoo, Calgary

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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 driving holiday planning site .
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  • A great way to enjoy the few hours of natural light (due to the time of year) and enjoy all the "Christmasy" feeling. It was amazing. It has a lot of activities for children, but you can go on your ow...  more »
  • 5 year old loved the exhibits and animals! Habitats were clean and animals all looked well cared for. Volunteers around to answer questions. Grounds were clean. Food wasn't disturbingly overpriced. St...  more »
  • Worth a sunny winter day to endure the walk and enjoy precious animals very well tended and in the evenings enjoy the Christmas lighting
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