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    Avian Influenza Update

    We have great news! Our feathered friends will be returning to their outdoor habitats across the zoo! Some species have already made their return to the great outdoors, while others will be following suit in the coming week(s). View the full list here. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we make the zoo the best it can be for the animals we love and care for!


    Changes in the Canadian Wilds

    To create some exciting new habitats and spaces in the Canadian Wilds, we are undergoing a massive construction project which will temporarily shift pathways and move some animals offsite until the construction is completed. Muskox, wood bison, woodland caribou, whooping crane and North American river otters are currently not viewable. Learn more and view the current Canadian Wilds map here. We’re working hard to minimize impacts while continuing to provide the best possible experience for both our visitors and the animals we love and care for. Thank you for your understanding.

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Canada D-Eh - July 1

Moose, beavers and maple, oh my! Kick off the long weekend in red-and-white style with family and friends at the zoo. Cool off with Canadian cuisine like maple Nanaimo bar sundaes (exclusively available on Canada Day) and thrill the little ones with Canada Day coloring pages. There will be biofact stations for all ages to explore and a photo-op with a larger-than-life beaver to experience and more - all while supporting the conservation of our nationally treasured species. Included with day admission or memberships. 

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ZooNights - July 1 & 2

Bring on the long weekends at ZOONIGHTS! We're keeping the zoo open late during the long weekends throughout the summer so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful zoo grounds a little longer. Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Included with day admission.

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Gorilla Breakfast - Saturdays, July 2 - Aug 27

Get exclusive morning access to meet our newest addition.  Bring your family and friends down for an early morning pancake breakfast, gorilla interpretive talk and exclusive visit to our troop  - all before the Zoo opens for the day.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about gorillas, what makes them so wonderful to watch, why they are endangered and of course the who’s who in our troop.  

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2022 Safari Sunday Brunch

Swing by the zoo for a wild brunch buffet every Sunday from January 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022! Prepared by our incredible catering team and filled with all your breakfast favourites, there's a reason Sunday Safari Brunch has been a staple of zoo dining for years!

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Wild About Art - July 8

An evening to support local artists and appreciate how nature inspires us all. Unique art of all kinds – paint, photo, sculpture, chalk, musical and performance will be paired with animals around the zoo. 

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Sustainable Seafood Boil (Family Friendly) - July 24

Calling all seafood lovers! We’re bringing a bit of the east coast to our doorstep with a good ole east coast seafood boil at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. With a laid-back atmosphere, good food, good music, and good company, we have all the makings of our very own ‘kitchen party’ - without the kitchen of course.

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Corks for Conservation - Aug 12

Join us for an evening full of wine tasting , food pairings, classical music, activities and best of all … no kids! Wander the zoo with a glass in hand at this twilight event. The zoo transforms into a peaceful escape – perfect for a girls’ night out, or a romantic date.

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Gorillas on the Line

Gorillas are on the line - will you help us answer the call? Some cell phone parts use coltanan ore mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla habitat is threatened by the mining for metals used in electronics. Recycling old cell phones (and small handheld electronics) raises money to directly support gorilla conservation initiatives through Gorilla SAFE programs!

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Zooniverse: Whooping Crane Project

We need your help! This year, the Calgary Zoo is working together with Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada and the International Crane Foundation to determine whether we can use high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor whooping cranes. Channel your inner conservation researcher and join us in testing this new monitoring method!

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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART ARCHIBALD BIODIVERSITY CENTRE IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR SPECIES AT RISK

28 JUNE 2022 (Calgary, AB) – Starting today, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s newest conservation facility, the Archibald Biodiversity Centre (ABC), is home to iconic species-at-risk. The ABC is a...

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CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AND MORE AT THE ZOO THIS JULY!

Calgary, AB – Celebrate summer days, and nights, at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo this July! Join us for Canada Day festivities, Wild About Art, Sustainable Seafood Boil and more – there’s never...

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JOIN US FOR SENIORS' WEEK - JUNE 6-9

In celebration of Seniors’ Week, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is proud to partner with the City of Calgary to show our appreciation for Alberta’s seniors and all they contribute to our lives and...

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A Global Authority for Animal Stewardship and Conservation

If you’ve spent any time at the Calgary Zoo, you know that we are more than just a place to see animals. Like accredited zoos and aquariums world-wide, we are a force for animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and using science to sustain threatened wildlife in Canada and around the world. Incredible successes can be achieved when people are inspired to support wildlife conservation.

Together, with your support, we can make the world a wilder place.