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“Fun interaction with the animals.”
Review of Elmvale Jungle Zoo

Elmvale Jungle Zoo
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Elmvale
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover an exciting and educational outdoor adventure at the Elmvale Jungle Zoo. Walk along shaded and winding trails. View majestic lions, tigers and jaguars. Delight in the playful antics of monkeys and lemurs. Watch the mischievous baby animals play. Admire the beauty of rare and exotic birds and other wildlife in the natural surroundings of the park's 25 acres.
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Had a lovely visit with the animals at the Elmvale Zoo. They allow you to feed bananas and special kibble to a few of the animals. I had an amazing experience feeding banana's to the giraffe's! Go in the early summer when a lot of baby animals are born! The zookeepers did a lot of explaining about the animals. It was a great day! Pack a lunch!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Was a great day ! Lots of people there. They had a few shows to meet the new lioness and also brought out a few other new animals that had just recently been born. The children got to feed various animals. There was an area with a park for the children to play. There was lots of shaded areas to keep out of the hot summer . Park keepers also walk around to answer questions for the visitors.



Thank lindabF5783LJ
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Driving by you would never realize there were tigers, lions, giraffes, jaguars, and monkeys at the zoo. Very accessible and can be done in two hours. only complaint is watching people feed the animals bananas with out supervision as some of the kids approach seemed unnatural. Food stand there has typical fare. Parking is free. A good day trip! Cost was reasonable.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went with our 6 year old son and he did not want to leave. the highlight was the petting area and the miniature goats that were so friendly. Also got up close with many animals and fed banana to the giraffe. Great experience for young children.

Thank 539lawrences
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was disgusted by what I have seen at this zoo. To start you can feed the animals without any staff supervision (giraffes and deer) and I witnessed things being fed that are defiantly going to lead to health problems but visitors think this is ok as there are no signs saying not to feed.
You can freely enter the goats enclosure. No staff around once again I whitnessed candy being fed to BABY goats ! And children chasing the goats to pick them up and the goats are scared of them .
The pony ride was heartbreaking . Ponys (Shetland pony sized but not Shetland ponys ) attached by the nose to metal bars in a circle. Children up to the age of 7 (some quite big kids) sit on them and one of the workers drags the metal pole basically pulling these poor ponys by the nose with children that practically weighing the same as them as passengers.
The cages are a discusting size with large monkeys and an enclosure no bigger then 3 meters squared . The big cats are basically being abused in the way they are kept . This place either needs someone who actaullu cares about animals to make new enriching enclosures or to be shut down !

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