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Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno

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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
See a wide assortment of animals, pet the stingrays, and enjoy animal shows and demonstrations when you visit Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Explore the rainforest exhibit to see birds overhead and wandering mammals. At Sea Lion Cove, you can view the sea lions through a 10.5 m (35 ft) underwater viewing window. Go to Stingray Bay to touch the stingrays as they swim by, or visit the giraffe feeding station, where on certain days of the week you can feed the giraffes by hand. The Winged Wonders show reveals the talents of a host of birds as they fly around you. Look for various other demonstrations throughout the park to learn more about the animals. Plan your visit to Fresno Chaffee Zoo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fresno online trip maker.
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  • this is a great experience. The caretakers have put a ton of effort into naturalizing the zoo and the visitors get to experience it all with the animal eye lens. Love it.  more »
  • It's currently under construction for what looks like a huge Asian exhibit. It will be impressive when it's done. Even before the new exhibit is done, the zoo is very nice. Most of the animals have.....  more »
  • We took our grandson to this zoo and thought it was a very nice one to visit. I grew up in San Diego and I would have to say this is my second favorite zoo out of the several that I've been to over the years. We recommend visiting the Watering Hole in the African habitat. It is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed a healthy lunch that they offer inside at their grill for a reasonable price and watched the animals. A must see and we will definitely be going back.
  • Staff did a great job of answering questions and very friendly. There have been a lot of good changes made since last time I was there. The water area it's a great addition. The only issue I had was the overall look. Wasn't as kept up maintenance wise as the last time I was there and I think security should be a little more stringent. For the price, it is a good family experience. If I could give 4 1/2 starts I would.

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