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The Papanack Zoo, Wendover

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  • Not an impressive zoo on it's own, rather shabby and small, and I've heard far, far too many bad things about it to be able to excuse it.  more »
  • What an amazing day we had at the Papanak Zoo in Wendover. The staff were so helpful and informative when it came to information about the zoo and all the animals. We loved the personal interaction th...  more »
  • Its a small zoo so you get to see the animals closer. It was a different zoo experience. If you're close to the are it's worth checking out. It was also very affordable. You can bring your own picnik ...  more »
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  • 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 read the comments and needed to see it for myself and happy I did. People who complained that the animals looks sad... I didn't find that. They were all well feed. We loved it. The staffs are extremely friendly and they explained a lot about each animals and you can pet some .... it's very nice and my kids truly enjoyed it. They got so many animals! Its a nice family day to have and we will come back definitely. Was a great, fun and amazing experience and the people who complains about the mud .... pffff really if its your main problems... well get out of the comfort of your home more often... there is worst than mud ! And the ones about the loose goats.... really???? We found that pretty cool and there is tons of zoo that lets goats free .... sooo don't listen to all te bad comments it's a very fun place to be
  • Impresive variety of animals. Professional and passionate staff. Great improvement since the change in management.
  • 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!

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