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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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Best Zoo Anywhere

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit since they opened the Africa part. It is really a great addition especially to see the animals not being caged. A fall visit is better due to the Fresno heat. My favorite place to visit is the apes/monkeys. We really enjoy visiting at Christmas when they have the light displays. Only drawback is there are not to many... More 

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