25 Best Things to Do in Fresno (CA)

2. Meet The Animals At Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Chilling at the Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo started its life as a home for unwanted pets rather than an official zoo. The history is a little uncertain as no official records have been kept but it would appear as though the beginning was in 1908. As time went by more animals were donated and an amphitheater was built. In 1929 the zoo became officially recognized and opened its doors as the Roeding Park Zoo. The zoo has continued to expand over the decades and recently an ‘African Adventure’ area was created that doubled the size of the zoo and included elephants, cheetahs, gorillas and more.


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