Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero

3.7
#23 of 51 in Outdoors in San Luis Obispo County
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  • Very small. They didn't pass out a map for first time visitors, but I guess you don't really need one. No place to eat here, so you'll need to go across the street to Marina's Cocina. Exhibits and ani...  more »
  • They are working hard to update this little zoo's features...and it shows. Thank you and keep up the good work.  more »
  • Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo is simply amazing. This small, hometown, zoo is home to hundreds of wonderfully unique individuals. (Some human!) After watching this zoo "evolve" for more than 5 deca...  more »
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  • Needs work! "The Lion is Lonely...! He means and names and some male and female Cubs he needs medicine a healthy diet with a lot of calories and good good health if you want he needs to run around in the wild in the protected habitat and or retrained to survive in the wilderness and or National Forest. give him 8 weeks of training plus to be stress and eight weeks of training he needs to make more tigers tigers are becoming and endangered species. They need to be rescued the primates need to be trained and set free as well not to mention the rest of the animals are bored out of their mind like they're in the prison," Timothy Scott Stated. . "Manana make them more intelligent and adaptable and respect human beings as certain animals please yourselves go to Zoologist University And what not. I give you two additional Stars if you comply." Thanks bye. 01/03/2028
  • This place is a small but beautiful zoo. The community of Atascadero takes pride in this well managed, accredited facility. The staff is knowledgeable and care deeply for the animals entrusted to them. The President of the Board of Directors is a veterinarian who has been affiliated with the zoo for many years. Do visit the zoo. It's a great way to relax and learn at the same time.
  • I was very pleasantly surprised by this zoo. Although small, I saw animals I had never seen or heard of before. There is a new enclosure being built for the Red Panda to be completed by the end of 2017. The king vultures were colorful and interesting. They also had an anteater, wallabies, lemurs and monkeys. Other animals that I can't remember the names of were also on display. Per the signage, many of the animals are being kept for the sake of protecting the species as they are becoming rare to almost extinct. This is certainly worth the $7.00 admission fee.
  • It's a small zoo, but they don't pretend to be anything else. A couple exhibits we're closed which made it a bit smaller. My two girls loved it as they had each of their favorite animals, the red panda and flamingos.
  • This zoo has changed a lot since I was a kid. I brought my family (we live out of town). We had a great time and my 4 year old son loved it. I'm taking one star off because it was tiger day, but there was no real tiger! They had all kinds of fun extra stuff that was tiger themed. Overall, it was a great experience.

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