If you want to take your kids someplace more educational than the mall once you win the car sweepstakes and are at liberty to go anywhere in Fresno, try the Fresno Chaffe Zoo. The Fresno Chaffe Zoo is also a great place to go if you're in Fresno on vacation or if you've just moved there and are looking for something fun to do. This article will familiarize you with the Fresno Chaffe Zoo so you know what to expect when you're planning your visit.
The history of the Fresno Chaffe Zoo dates all the way back to 1907. Though originally it was simply home to unwanted pets, today it has expanded into a proper zoological park with habitats an architect in Canada would approve of and animals from all over the world. The Fresno Chaffe Zoo is home to over 125 species, some of which, such as the Malayan tiger and the red wolf, are part of captive breeding programs designed to save them from extinction.
There are many things to see and do during a visit to the Fresno Chaffe Zoo, most of which will be outside the realm of normal experience for Richmond Hill realtors and other visitors. There's the wolf woods, the tropical rain forest exhibit, the tropical bird aviary, the sunda forest, an exploration station, habitats for Galapagos tortoises, and the winged wonders bird show. Some of the animals you might be interested in include the alligator, condor, sea lion, lemur, camel, tiger, and elephant. You can even buy souvenirs at the gift shop and eat at the safari cafe.
If you're making a permanent move from Toronto condos to a house in Fresno, you might be interested in one of the special zoo programs. The Zoo School program actually allows teachers to rent classrooms onsite while periodic extra lectures are hosted at the zoo as well. There are science lab tours, backstage passes, twilight and overnight safaris, and even day camps during school holidays. The zoo also hosts periodic public events such as dino nights, ghost tours, and toucan dinners.
The zoo is open all year round, with the only exception being on Christmas day. Normal operating hours are between 9am and 4pm during the winter (November to February) and between 9am and 6pm in the summer (March to October). Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids and seniors. You will also have to pay an additional fee of $5 to drive your car into Roeding Park, where the zoo is located. You can reach the zoo by car or public transit bus. Bird shows occur at 10:30, 1:00, and 2:30 and keeper chats occur every half hour in different habitats if you want to see a protein skimmer in action.