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This was a GREAT place for a family outing. Me and my fiancé brought our almost two year old. When I saw the reviews, I got disappointed because there were a lot of the reviews saying it was a horribl... more »
I call it my little piece of heaven! Happy helpful staff! Beautiful setting and gorgeous well cared for animals! I have been to this zoo many times and I never get bored! It's a new adventure every ti... more »
We built a visit to Papanak Zoo into our Cub Scout program. It is a great place to see, and learn about, animals that the kids don't normally see. As much as possible, the containment facilities resem... more »
I looked at the reviews and decided to not listen to the negative people. Took the chance and had the best day ever with my family! We checked out all the exhibits and even went back to the ones we liked best. We also had a chance to talk to the staff and owners. WoW. Great people. Like all zoo s we have ever been to, some animals paced a little but that's what it is... what a great place to see animals we would never be able to see otherwise. We got to walk a baby wolf named Loki, get in a cage with a bunch of lemurs and pet some lions! What a day. Will do avian real soon! Highly recommend !
Terrible trip to the zoo. Reason 1. There was terrible mud and flooding at some points it was ankle deep mud with no way of getting around the mud and flooding. The zoo wasn't doing anything to help it either like creating gravel paths or putting down sand to help with the flooding and mud everywhere. It was so bad that we were slipping and sliding everywhere. Also pretty much ruined our shoes since it was so bad. Reason 2. The animals looked unhappy. Their cages were way to small for them, no room for them to run around and enjoy life. As well most of the cages were filled with over grown grass and weeds. The animal cages were also filled with mud and flooding. An example being when we were at the tiger enclosure, the tiger were surrounded by mud. They looked extremely uncomfortable and were walking around trying to shake the mud off of themselves the whole time we were watching them. Reason 3. There was a group of about 8 goats loose in the zoo. We had turned a corner and they were just standing there and ran towards us. They were jumping all over us. With their paws covered in mud so it got all over our clothes. We had a bucket of food that they noticed and we weren't opening the bucket to feed them because they were already aggressive enough. And when we didn't feed them they started bucking us and when we tried leaving the area they ran after us and were pushing us. Worst of all when we informed a staff member they brushed it off like it was nothing. My only concern was what if we had a little child with us. Those goats weren't child friendly and could really hurt someone. For 50$ I feel like I shouldn't end up covered in mud, getting attacked by goats while looking at sad animals in small cages, and leaving with ruined shoes.
I have met the new owners & their vision is something I can stand behind. They actually care about the animals & are looking to improve their quality of life. Their animals eat better than most humans!
I feel bad for the animals. I don't know anything about proper caging. But they just look so unhappy. I can't bring myself to go again.
We spent all afternoon at the zoo, and my grandchildren who are 12 and 9 years old and I completely enjoyed every minute! There is such a terrific number of animals to watch...tigers, lions, bears, timber wolves, coyotes, foxes, camels, and the list goes on! We could share in the experience of learning what the animals eat as well as ask questions which were answered with sincerity and knowledge only those who care for the animals would know . I would definitely recommend families of all ages should experience this fabulous zoo.
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