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The Papanack Zoo

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Address: 150 County Road 19, Wendover, Ontario K0A 3K0, Canada
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+1 613-673-7275
11:00 - 16:00
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Nice layout but animals didn't seem too happy.

A bit torn after this visit. Proximity to Ottawa and nice layout / manageable size are definitely pluses. My daughter really wanted to see tigers and was indulged with 2 Siberian... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 time!!

Thank Liz R
Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 resemble the natural habitat. The staff is knowledgeable and run an excellent program. We do their Night Safari. Well worth the time and money.

Thank Rob L
Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A bit torn after this visit. Proximity to Ottawa and nice layout / manageable size are definitely pluses. My daughter really wanted to see tigers and was indulged with 2 Siberian tigers come very close to the fence for nice close-ups. Bengal tiger didn't want to show itself, probably because direct sunlight and no shade. Which brings me to the... More 

Thank Maxim B
Rockland, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I would tell you for the price you pay, there is no comparison to other Zoo. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. they really take the time to educate you.

Thank Daniel L
Halifax, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Most Ontario attractions are very high calibre and I've come to have very high expectations while travelling throughout the province. The Papanack Zoo was a dismal disappointment. The buildings are old and run down, fences and enclosures are in need of repair, cages smelled bad, and the place was dirty. Compared to other places in the Ottawa area this one... More 

4 Thank warrenstone
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing day! Friendly staff and very clean park! All animals looked healthy and content! The staff showed true love for the animals through education talks and feeding shows! Very impressed and highly recommend!

Thank TeresaWall
Woodstock, Canada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not a bad zoo but not very nice either. The pens were OK but need cleaning and the signage about some of the animals are wrong

Thank aesyoj
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our toddlers had a wonderful time, and so did we the adults. The park is large enough to house a large number of animals from various parts of the world, yet small enough for the kids not to get overwhelmed by the size of the park. We got to see most of the animals get Fed; the kids loved that... More 

Thank AJTes
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to go with children. Friendly staff Clean Reasonable price. Shade. Sitting rest stops. A gem of a place. Go every year and will continue.

Thank Tammy S
Casselman, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

My daughter love the place, people are friendly and the food is not to pricy; however, I like brigning my lunch.

Thank Karen-Emereza

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