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Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero
(3.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • For less than $10, this charming small collection of animals was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. From Macaws to giant Tortoises you can walk through slowly and see the animals up close. No competi...  more »
  • Small walk through area with 6-7 total outdoor animal enclosures/habitats. It is attached to a larger park and green space. 
  • Charles Paddock Zoo is very small, which means you get round it very quickly, there aren’t that many animals and the enclosures are a bit on the tight side. None of that’s a great problem, as we weren...  more »
Google
  • A small but good teaching experience zoo for young children. My only complaint is the very small enclosures for the "wild" animals such as the Tiger, etc. Some animals probably don't mind (like the large tortoises) but the free roaming, more intelligent creatures certainly DO. The enclosures smack of the old, cramped and thoughtless style zoo's designed to entertain humans but are like prison's to the animals. In today's age when we are a more thoughtful, empathetic global society it is sad to still see these types of "zoo's". I think the Charles Paddock Zoo should improve their larger animal enclosures or rehome the Tiger and other larger animals.
  • Always fun to come here with kids. Quick walk around but some interesting animals
  • It was a great place to spend the afternoon at a small zoo with the big tiger and a red panda fun time
  • Very affordable Zoo. They have a great Co-op program with others Zoos if you become a member.
  • Small zoo. It shouldn't take more than an hour to walk through and see everything. Next to a nice playground for the kiddos.