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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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  • I normally don’t like zoos but do understand their purpose. One of my favourite’s is the Calgary Zoo. I have lived here for 27 years and go every couple of years to see the new exhibits. Visiting Calg...  more »
  • The Calgary Zoo has done a FANTASTIC job on their new Panda exhibit. The enclosures are beautiful and give the pandas a variety of things to do to stay active. The signage is engaging and interesting....  more »
  • The Zoo is very clear and divided into four zones: prehistoric, Canadian Wildlife, Eurasia and African wildlife. The prehistoric part is intended only for children, but the other parts are beautifully designed. I was lucky that I one day after the opening of the "Panda passage" there have been and could look at without having to wait the new pandas from the Toronto Zoo. The other animals were very exciting and most rather the snoozing were :) The price is quite high (31 CAD + 10 CAD for parking) but also justified. Anyone who is with children or two in Calgary should look anyway at the Zoo. It pays off.
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