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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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This is a small Zoo. I walked all around in about 1-1/2-2 hours. I got there around 10.30 am. The animals are moving around; playing. Some even posed for a camera!! The emu was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a small Zoo. I walked all around in about 1-1/2-2 hours. I got there around 10.30 am. The animals are moving around; playing. Some even posed for a camera!! The emu was following its keepers around while they were cleaning up the enclosure. The food price is ok.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We've been family members for the past few years and can't say great it is to visit and create memories. Especially now with the African Safari exhibit . We've visited the Zoo Lights at Christmas and send our daughters to Zoo Camp in the summer time. Our girls ages are 5-8. We'll continue to attend as well as take advantage... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Don't expect too much. It cost under $10 and you can finish going around between one to two hours. Not many big animals but atleast they have giraffes and you can feed them. There is also a place called story land right across the zoo. By the way, these places are in a park called roeding park so you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Fresno doesn't have much, overall, leading the country in auto thefts and gang related crimes, excessive taxes and horrible air there is not much that Fresno has to brag about. The Chaffee Zoo is the one exception. Ten years ago Measure Z added a small fraction or a percent to the local sales tax to help save and revitalize the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We went during the Christmas lights night in December at enjoy the view in the evening time. The animal exhibits were clean.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been zoo members for a few years now, but the new African Exhibit has made a whole new experience for us and our grandchildren. My husband and I will go for a few hours and just sit, read, and watch the beautiful animals grazing and walking about. No more cages for these animals! The new lodge housing the... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We love the zoo and their latest exhibit and restaurant are fantastic. Please allow an extra hour for the safari area alone. Make sure you have lunch at the new restaurant and grab a seat near the exhibit as you eat. If you are trying to save a few bucks, pack a picnic and eat in their outdoor table area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

While visiting family in Fresno at Christmas we spent a day here. We especially enjoyed the new African exhibit. We also passed through the cafeteria--we didn't eat but the food looked and smelled good. It was raining the day we were here but it was still a fun visit. I don't recommend the churro at the snack bar, though, because... More 

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Clovis, California, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a mainstay of the Fresno area and has a history dating back to 1907. The records of the zoo are sketchy at this point but gradually becomes more documented as time moved on. It covers 39 acres and houses 190 species of animals. It is a progressive zoo with a constant eye towards the future and... More 

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this zoo for the past 16 years. Before that we lived in So Cal and would go to the Santa Barbara Zoo or the San Diego Zoo. Today was our first time visiting the zoo since the new African Safari addition opened and we were absolutely blown away. About 3 or 4 years ago the zoo... More 

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