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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Address: 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-2807
Phone Number: +1 559-498-5910
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Small size zoo but many active animals

I took my kids visited many zoos in big cities and this one might be the smallest. However it gave me and my daughter a good surprise. Animals here are very active and there are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my kids visited many zoos in big cities and this one might be the smallest. However it gave me and my daughter a good surprise. Animals here are very active and there are many places in the zoo you can observe animals in very close distance. Feeding giraffes definitely a big fun. Seeing the lion jumping on a... More 

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Thank PhilipandDaniel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this Zoo. I've been to San Diego Zoo but I think I like this one more. The recent expansion has brought a lot of new animals. The food is really really good. I honestly go just for the food sometimes.

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Thank Bryan A
Delhi, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing African Safari.....the animals are in their own surroundings.. You can witness the hippo's, lions, zebra's, elephants and many more animals. This is a wonderful experience ... a must be .... God Bless

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Thank theoldstonehouse2
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the Fresno area, this is a must see attraction. Many first class updates over the past decade have really brought this zoo back to prominence. The new African Adventure exhibit is better than any exhibit I have enjoyed on the west coast. The sea lion exhibit also holds it's own. This is a great place to... More 

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Thank erie.mon
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up here in Fresno & We loved coming to Roeding Park when we were younger & even after we grew up..I hadn't been there for year's,just because it wasn't the way it used to be.. I went awhile back with my kid's & grandkids.. WOW!!It was such a different place. They have done a fantastic job on changing... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit for kids of all ages. The staff is very dedicated to the animals and every new birth, there is celebration. It is very clean and animals are well taken care of. I would check weather before I go, the animals are not as frisky if it is cold and foggy. I wish that... More 

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Thank Beth M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now a beautiful zoo in comparison to the past. These past few years have been good to the Chaffee Zoo. All the numerous upgrades to the zoo are wonderful. The new safari area at the zoo is the best addition that I can recall along with the sea lion cove. Wonderful additions to the park that should not be missed... More 

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Thank unionguyCalifornia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is a wonderful place for the family, animals seemed to be well cared for and some interactive. Was there for the Boo Zoo which was perfect for the occasion.

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Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to the zoo based on other reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Even though some of the animals were not out due to the cold, there was still plenty to see. The zoo is very clean and the walking path is very nice. The African Exhibit was probably the best for us and the... More 

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Thank KLGarrison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun. Safari has an amazing view from the cafe. Liked the fact they had vegetarian options. (My guests were vegetarian) beautiful n quiet atmosphere.

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