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Elmvale Jungle Zoo
14191 County Road 27
Elmvale
ON
L0L 1P0
Tel: 705 322 1112

Directions

Hwy 400 north to Barrie, take Exit 98, go north on Bayfield St. Hwy 69-400 South, exit Horseshoe Valley Rd. West (County Road 22), travel west to 1st traffic light, County Road 27, turn right and Zoo is on right hand side.

Where are we going today?

Elmvale Jungle Zoo is perfect for those families who just love animals! Why? Well, because there are 25 acres of them, of course!

Elmvale Jungle Zoo is where kids can enjoy an outside adventure as they explore all of the creatures from around the world. No need to get on a plane to discover what amazing wildlife live all across the planet!

As you make your way along the shaded and winding trails, kids can spot all sorts of beautiful creatures - from lions, jaguars, to tigers! Can you spot those playful monkeys too, and those pretty lemurs?

If you're lucky you might spot some of the baby animals too, and those rare and exotic birds are definitely worth stopping by to see!

What started with 2 acres in 1967, Elmvale Jungle Zoo now has over 300 animals from Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America.

Kids especially love the interactive reptile sessions available where they can get hands on, so don't forget to take a camera. There's also a petting and feeding area available with small breeds, plus waterfowl in the sculpted pond!

There is a classic style children's adventure playground, and the winding paths are well accessed by push and wheelchairs. Of course there is!

Animals, playgrounds and so much more at this fun Ontario zoo - so let's get WILD!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$18.95
  • Children$9.95 - $16.95
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9:30am/10am open. 5pm/6pm close. Check before you go

Late May to Thanksgiving

Teachers corner

Give them a call about taking the students - they will love to have them!.

I'm Hungry!

There is a snack bar where you can pick up drinks and snacks.

Healthy Eating!

They have a picnic area so you can bring your own lunch if you want to! Take plenty of bottled water too.

Any Top Tips?

Take your camera and make sure you don't miss the interactive presentations of the reptiles and exotic animals!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the zoo - but majority is paved.

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop is where you can take home gifts, toys and other fun items to remind you of your zoo experience!.

More information

They have a children's playground so allow some time for that!.

What people are saying?

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    Liked the zoo. Its small, but priced well. For our little girl (15months old) it was great that the animals are that close. Easier for her to see and pay attention to. Feeding the Giraffes was pretty interesting and fun. She loved it. (not gonna lie, i did too). Lots of different type of monkeys as well. Fun place to spend an hour or two.

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    Horrible how small the cages are went there with my family and made me feel sick.NEVER going ther again...there was no one to supervise the animals at all .the lions didnt even have water nor did some of the other animals....what a joke when I mentioned this to the ticket person on the way out she said they are usually short staffed ...how is that any excuse for animals to not have water available in the summer?

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    I was at Elmvale Jungle Zoo today. This place should be shut down. I visit the Toronto Zoo regularly with my kids. I am not an animal protest individual by any means but this place is completely inhumane. Lions are penned in a 20 x 40 gravel pit. Tigers an even smaller cage. The cages have been designed so the animals are close which is what everyone likes for entertaining their kids. For the sake of entertaining the family these animals are not given any room to move or run. At the entrance you are greeted by a pony ride exhibit where 3...Read More

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    I was at Elmvale Jungle Zoo today. This place should be shut down. I visit the Toronto Zoo regularly with my kids. I am not an animal protest individual by any means but this place is completely inhumane. Lions are penned in a 20 x 40 gravel pit. Tigers an even smaller cage. The cages have been designed so the animals are close which is what everyone likes for entertaining their kids. For the sake of entertaining the family these animals are not given any room to move or run. At the entrance you are greeted by a pony ride exhibit where 3...Read More

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    Great price, amazing atmosphere

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by Erik Taylor

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I was at Elmvale Jungle Zoo today. This place should be shut down. I visit the Toronto Zoo regularly with my kids. I am not an animal protest individual by any means but this place is completely inhumane. Lions are penned in a 20 x 40 gravel pit. Tigers an even smaller cage. The cages have been designed so the animals are close which is what everyone likes for entertaining their kids. For the sake of entertaining the family these animals are not given any room to move or run. At the entrance you are greeted by a pony ride exhibit where 3 ponies are harnessed on a carousel of not more than a 10 foot span so they walk in circles 8 hours a day to so you pay $5 a child for a ride. Also many animals that in the Toronto zoo are kept in a humidified heat controlled environment are just left in small cages with nothing more than a 5 x 5 wood shack to keep out of cold rain. No staff anywhere monitoring the open concept cages so kids are free to throw bananas at every animal which we saw happen. I am truly disappointed in myself for supporting this roadside piece of garbage and hope that this post will turn people away from visiting this horrible place

by Erik Taylor

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I was at Elmvale Jungle Zoo today. This place should be shut down. I visit the Toronto Zoo regularly with my kids. I am not an animal protest individual by any means but this place is completely inhumane. Lions are penned in a 20 x 40 gravel pit. Tigers an even smaller cage. The cages have been designed so the animals are close which is what everyone likes for entertaining their kids. For the sake of entertaining the family these animals are not given any room to move or run. At the entrance you are greeted by a pony ride exhibit where 3 ponies are harnessed on a carousel of not more than a 10 foot span so they walk in circles 8 hours a day to so you pay $5 a child for a ride. Also many animals that in the Toronto zoo are kept in a humidified heat controlled environment are just left in small cages with nothing more than a 5 x 5 wood shack to keep out of cold rain. No staff anywhere monitoring the open concept cages so kids are free to throw bananas at every animal which we saw happen. I am truly disappointed in myself for supporting this roadside piece of garbage and hope that this post will turn people away from visiting this horrible place

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