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Elmvale Jungle Zoo
Date opened 1967
Location Springwater, Ontario, Canada
Land area 0.101 km2 (0.039 sq mi)
Coordinates 44°33′01″N 79°50′08″W / 44.55035°N 79.83569°W / 44.55035; -79.83569
No. of animals 300

The Elmvale Jungle Zoo is a zoo in Springwater, Ontario, Canada. It is a seasonal business open from Victoria Day weekend until Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. It was founded in 1967.

It is run by Sam Persi, whose family purchased the zoo in 1972. When established the zoo was only 2 acres large, and exhibited mainly reptiles and birds. It has grown to include over 300 animals from countries around the world such as South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

The zoo is located 20 minutes north of Barrie, near Elmvale, and covers 25 acres. It is a popular destination for school field trips, with the zoo seeing 150 trips during June alone.

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