Elmvale Jungle Zoo, Elmvale

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Greet over 300 animals at Elmvale Jungle Zoo, a family-friendly venue covering a vast area of 10 hectares (25 acres). Starting out in 1967, the zoo has grown from its initial size of only 0.8 hectares (2 acres), when it displayed mainly reptiles and avian species. Today, you have the chance to observe pink flamingos, zebras, lions, giraffes, monkeys, and plenty more living in safe and hygienic conditions. The zoo also doubles up as a petting station, where younger visitors can revel in stroking and feeding a range of farm animals. The zoo's stroller-friendly trails make visits with little ones a breeze. Put Elmvale Jungle Zoo into our Elmvale online travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Driving by you would never realize there were tigers, lions, giraffes, jaguars, and monkeys at the zoo. Very accessible and can be done in two hours. only complaint is watching people feed the animals...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    We went with our 6 year old son and he did not want to leave. the highlight was the petting area and the miniature goats that were so friendly. Also got up close with many animals and fed banana to th...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    I was disgusted by what I have seen at this zoo. To start you can feed the animals without any staff supervision (giraffes and deer) and I witnessed things being fed that are defiantly going to lead t...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Enjoyed the place! The walk place is designed so you can easily see all the animals within 2-3 hrs without rushing. Bring Apples and Bananas since lots of animals enjoy them. Only downside is that it pales in comparison to the Toronto Zoo, but the prices are a lot better. Oh, if you want to enjoy a dance, see the cockatoo near the food stand, trust me you'll know what I mean when you see it. Lol.
  • June 22, 2017
    Honestly we had a great time here, reasonably priced...and lots of lemurs. My only concern/complaint is the state of the ostrich enclosure, it was a freaking mud pit and the poor thing could hardly get around...there was pretty much NO dry area for her to sit...she just stood in the corner up to her ankles and soaking wet. Surely something could be done to help this bird.
  • July 6, 2017
    Definitely not a bad zoo at all. Weird that there is absolutely no air conditioned place at the park whatsoever. Especially on a day like today, where it is the hottest day of the year so far feeling like 35° with the humidity lol..
  • March 28, 2017
    Fantastic little zoo. At least you can actually see the animals and feed/pet some of them as well. Have been getting a season pass since my son was born. Convenient location so I can just drop in for a quick 30 minute walk to see the animals. The young lemurs will come right out of their enclosure and eat banana right out of your hands. My son thought was the greatest thing ever.
  • June 18, 2017
    We had a good time here. It was nice to able to feed the animals. We were to get pretty close to a lot of them.

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